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

  1. Because sentencing guidelines are now advisory, appellate review of sentencing decisions is limited to determining whether they are: (Points : 8)

arbitrary

confused

reasonable

collusive

 

 

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)

justification.

excuse.

claim of right.

mitigating condition.

 

 

Question 3.3. The requirement that attitudes have to turn into deeds is called (Points : 8)

manifest criminality.

a voluntary act.

mens rea.

attendant circumstance.

 

 

Question 4.4. Defendants who have committed a __________ must be in court for their trials. (Points : 8)

misdemeanor

gross misdemeanor

violation

felony

 

 

Question 5.5. Private wrongs for which you can sue the party who wronged you and recover money are known as (Points : 8)

torts.

misdemeanors.

regulatory violations.

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)

punishment

mens rea

conspiracy

murder

 

 

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)

justification.

excuse.

rationalization.

claim of right.

 

 

Question 10.10. Retroactive criminal laws undermine the “central values” of free societies. (Points : 8)

True

False

 

 

Question 11.11. Racial classifications by the government are subjected to the rational basis test under the Equal Protection Clause. (Points : 8)

True

False

 

 

Question 12.12. The First Amendment protects only written or spoken words. (Points : 8)

True

False

 

 

Question 13.13. In our constitutional democracy, the Constitution limits the power of the majority. (Points : 8)

True

False

 

 

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)

Spellchecker

 

 

 

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)

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