- Because sentencing guidelines are now advisory, appellate review of sentencing decisions is limited to determining whether they are: (Points : 8)
Question 2.2. A defense in which the defendant admits the act but claims that, under the circumstances, they aren’t legally responsible is called (Points : 8)
claim of right.
Question 3.3. The requirement that attitudes have to turn into deeds is called (Points : 8)
a voluntary act.
Question 4.4. Defendants who have committed a __________ must be in court for their trials. (Points : 8)
Question 5.5. Private wrongs for which you can sue the party who wronged you and recover money are known as (Points : 8)
mala prohibitum offenses.
Question 6.6. Defendants who plead an excuse defense admit what they did was wrong but argue that, under the circumstances, (Points : 8)
they were not responsible for their actions.
they were not aware of for their actions.
they were not reliable for their actions.
they were not constrained for their actions.
Question 7.7. Which war led to the defense of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTS)? (Points : 8)
the Korean War
the Vietnam War
the Gulf War
the War on Terror
Question 8.8. Criminal liability is defined as criminal conduct that qualifies for criminal: (Points : 8)
Question 9.9. A defense in which the defendant accepts responsibility for the act but claims what they did was right is called (Points : 8)
claim of right.
Question 10.10. Retroactive criminal laws undermine the “central values” of free societies. (Points : 8)
Question 11.11. Racial classifications by the government are subjected to the rational basis test under the Equal Protection Clause. (Points : 8)
Question 12.12. The First Amendment protects only written or spoken words. (Points : 8)
Question 13.13. In our constitutional democracy, the Constitution limits the power of the majority. (Points : 8)
Question 14.14. A trial without a jury is called: (Points : 8)
a bench trial
a jury trial
a verdict trial
an unconstitutional trial
Question 15.15. Which of the following is an obstacle to proving the PMS defense? (Points : 8)
defendants have to prove that PMS is a disease
the defendant has to suffer from PMS
the PMS has to cause the mental impairment that excuses the conduct
all of these answers are obstacles to proving the PMS defense
Question 16. 16. Why is entrapment a defense? Compare and contrast the two tests of entrapment. (Points : 15)
Question 17. 17. Explain the importance of the general principle of actus reus. Be sure to discuss the three purposes served by the principle of actus reus. (Points : 15)