Posted: May 29th, 2021

Criminal law questions | Law homework help

QUESTION 1

1.   In the absence of a confession, mens rea is usually proven by circumstantial evidence

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QUESTION 2

1.   In the absence of a confession, intent must generally be proven by __________ evidence.

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A.

peremptory

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B.

exclusive

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C.

referential

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D.

circumstantial

QUESTION 3

1.   The objective determination that the defendant’s act triggered a chain of events that ended as the bad result is called the

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A.

cause in fact

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B.

negligent cause

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C.

subsequent cause

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D.

total cause

QUESTION 4

1.   Different levels of blameworthiness are indicated by different types of intent.

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QUESTION 5

1.   Fault that requires a “bad mind” in the actor is called

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A.

objective fault

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B.

subjective fault

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C.

no fault

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D.

concurrent fault

QUESTION 6

1.   Liability without fault or in the absence of mens rea is called:

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A.

strict liability

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B.

harm causation

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C.

offending behavior

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D.

wanton liability

QUESTION 7

1.   In strict liability cases, the prosecution has to prove only that the defendants committed a

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A.

voluntary act that caused the harm

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B.

voluntary civil act that caused harm

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C.

voluntary criminal act that caused harm

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D.

voluntary mistake that caused harm

QUESTION 8

1.   General intent is the intent to…

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A.

commit a criminal act

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B.

cause harm

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C.

make the act cause the harm

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D.

have the mens rea

 

QUESTION 9

1.   The mental element of a crime is called the:

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A.

mens rea

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B.

harm

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C.

actus reus

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D.

concurrence

QUESTION 10

1.   Intent to commit a criminal act as defined in a statute is called

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A.

general intent

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B.

personal intent

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C.

blameless intent

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D.

negligent intent

QUESTION 11

1.   Which of the following is not a type of culpability in the Model Penal Code?

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A.

purpose

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B.

knowledge

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C.

negligence

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D.

willfulness

QUESTION 12

1.   What is the ONLY crime defined in the US Constitution?

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A.

murder

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B.

rape

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C.

treason

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D.

forgery

QUESTION 13

1.   Another term for a criminal act is

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A.

mens rea

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B.

actus reus

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C.

de novo

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D.

pro bono

QUESTION 14

1.   What is the only direct evidence of a defendant’s mens rea?

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A.

a confession

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B.

a motive

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C.

a signed statement

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D.

polygraph examination

QUESTION 15

1.   Mistake is a defense whenever the mistake prevents the formation of any fault-based

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A.

prejudice

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B.

hate

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C.

animus

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D.

mens rea

QUESTION 16

1.   Factual cause is also known as which of the folowing?

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A.

“but for” cause

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B.

legal cause

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C.

proximate cause

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D.

intervening cause

QUESTION 17

1.   Proximate cause is a subjective question of fairness that appeals to the jury’s sense of:

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A.

justice

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B.

duty

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C.

fairness

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D.

guilt

QUESTION 18

1.   Recklessness requires awareness of substantial and unjustifiable risks.

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[removed] False

QUESTION 19

1.   Ignorance of facts and law _____________ create a reasonable doubt that the prosecution has proved the element of criminal intent.

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A.

can

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B.

cannot

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C.

always

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D.

never

QUESTION 20

1.   Mens rea translated means “evil state of mind.”

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