Question : 24) Without the criminal law, there would be no crimes, no criminals : 2151695
TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.
24) Without the criminal law, there would be no crimes, no criminals, and perhaps no means of controlling undesirable behavior.
25) Criminal law treats crimes as offenses against individuals not society.
26) Our system of criminal law is built on community protection but not offender protection.
27) Rehabilitation can be considered a form of punishment.
28) A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a fine or a period of incarceration up to 12 months.
29) Death is reserved for the most serious misdemeanors.
30) A crime is defined as a felony or misdemeanor based on actual, not possible, punishment.
31) Jury trials are required in all misdemeanor cases.
32) Most published court decisions hail from the appellate courts.
33) An adversarial system of justice and an inquisitional system of justice are indistinguishable from each other.
34) The burden of proof in civil law is higher than the burden of proof in criminal law.
35) A jury can serve as triers of law and fact.
36) Federal criminal trials involve suspected violations of state and federal law.
37) Federalism gives the state's power to make their own laws.
38) Generally, state courts resemble one another.
SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question.
39) Criminal ________ is the bedrock of the American criminal justice system.
40) The individual charged with committing the crime is the ________.
41) Having a formal system of criminal laws helps ensure that the ________ seeks justice, rather than private individuals.
42) The Modern ________ Code is a set of criminal laws adopted by the American Law Institute for states to emulate as they see fit.
43) The Bill of Rights consists of the first ________ amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
44) An adversarial justice system pits ________ parties against each other in pursuit of the truth.
45) Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is akin to ________ percent certainty that the defendant is guilty.
46) A system of federalism in which the lines between federal and state power are blurred is known as ________ federalism.
47) The lowest courts at the federal level are the ________ courts.
48) A minority opinion that is at odds with the majority opinion is known as a(n) ________.