Criminal Law and Fourth Amendment Quiz

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What is the responsibility of proving facts in a case in a criminal trial?

What is the term for a prison sentence of an indefinite period of time?

What is the study of crime called?

What is the term for crimes, such as prostitution and possession of illegal drugs, in which everyone is involved by choice?

What is the age a person is considered an adult for legal purposes?

What is the geographical area or subject matter over which particular courts or law enforcement agencies have power called?

What is the term for the one responsible for deciding the facts of a particular case and coming to a verdict?

What is the conditional release of a prisoner before the end of a prison term called?

What is the term for an act which, if done by an adult, would be a crime?

What is the party in a lawsuit who sues the other party called?

What is the term for the questioning of the opponent’s witnesses in a trial?

What is the term for the means of determining facts in a trial?

What is the Supreme Court's definition of a search in Katz v. United States (1967)?

What is the purpose of deterrence in the context of criminal justice?

What is the role of parens patriae in the juvenile justice system?

What is the purpose of aftercare in the context of juvenile justice?

What is the function of a booking officer in the criminal justice system?

What is the purpose of probation as an alternative to prison?

What is the term for the court hearing in which the defendant must enter a plea?

What is the definition of an arrestee in the context of criminal justice?

What is the term for the accused in a criminal trial?

What is the act by the governor or president that forgives all or part of a prisoner's sentence?

What is the term for the sentence hearing in juvenile court?

What is the process of recording the arrest details, including the accused's name and address, charges, and time and place of arrest?

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Test your knowledge of legal terminology and concepts with this quiz on key definitions related to criminal law and the Fourth Amendment. Brush up on terms like search, arrest, deterrence, and more.

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