Tx Govt Ch 12 Quiz

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1

Which of the following statement about gender and crime is correct?

Far more men than women are arrested for crimes

2

According to the United States Supreme Court, which of the following is not a legal exception to the Miranda Rule?

When the public safety is endangered, Miranda warnings are unnecessary.

3

If an individual dies without leaving a will this is referred to as dying

intestate

4

Which case made the exclusionary rule applicable to the states?

Mapp v. Ohio

5

The principle of following precedents in deciding legal cases is

stare decisis

6

In a civil case, the individual filing the case is referred to as the

plaintiff.

7

What is the name of the new law that says if either party refuses an out-of-court settlement and if the jury awards damages significantly different from the settlement offer, the loser must pay all of the winner's legal expenses in the case.

Loser pays system

8

Civil law deals with all of the following except

public morality

9

Which of the following is not a stated purpose of Texas jails and penitentiaries?

Recidivism

10

Which of the following is not true about juvenile crime in Texas?

Juvenile courts in Texas provide unlimited social services for delinquents.

11

The procedure used to prove the validity of a will is

probate

12

Which of the following is not an explanation given by prosecutors for agreeing to plea bargains?

Criminal are still punished to the full measure of their crime

13

Probable cause in Texas is usually determined by which of the following?

Justices of the peace

14

Laws that prohibit union shop agreements requiring new employees to join a union are called

right-to-work laws

15

Children as young as __________ that are arrested for serious crimes may be certified to stand trial as adults.

fourteen

16

Who is responsible for bringing civil suits to seek writs of injunction to end violations of the Texas antitrust and consumer protection laws?

Attorney General

17

The legislature has passed laws involving all of the following except

reforming automobile insurance lawsuits

18

Civil law in the states today is based in large part on centuries-old English

common law.

19

Which U.S. Constitutional Amendment prohibits "unreasonable" searches?

Fourth Amendment