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CJA 354 Week 4 Reading Assignment Review

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Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question. Post your answers on the Answer Sheet at the end of this Review. You need only post that sheet to the Assignment Section by Day 7 of Week 4.

Chapter 10

TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

1) The term "breach of peace" includes not only violent acts, but acts and words likely to produce violence in others.

2) Even "fighting words" are protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

3) Bob is given a ticket because after a few beers he was driving with a blood alcohol level higher than the 0.10 level allowed by law in his state. In most jurisdictions, Bob will be guilty of driving under the influence even if he can show that those beers did not impair his ability to drive.

4) A lynching is the illegal hanging of a criminal.

5) Ray knows that Bob is acting to aid America's enemies. When the FBI questions Ray about Bob's activities, he conceals what he knows about Bob's activities. Ray has committed treason.

6) Sedition consists of a communication or agreement intended to defame the government or to incite treason.

7) Bob is on trial for robbery. Under oath, Ray testifies that he is a high school math teacher that he saw Bob commit the robbery. While it is true that Ray saw Bob commit the robbery, Ray really works as an airline pilot. Ray lied about being a high school math teacher. Ray committed perjury.

8) During his trial for robbery, Bob charges the bench and slaps the judge. Bob has committed criminal contempt.

9) Bob threatens a witness with harm so that the witness will not testify against Bob in court. Bob has committed the offense of obstruction of justice.

10) The crime of escape includes leaving custody without permission, but does not include failure to return to custody if granted temporary leave.

FILL IN THE BLANK / SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question.

11) The three categories of ________ order crimes include: 1) crimes against public order, 2) crimes against justice and the administration of government, and 3) crimes against public decency and morality.

12) A(n) _______ weapon is carried on or near one's person and is not discernable by ordinary observation.

13) The most common form of obstruction of justice is ________ arrest.

14) ________ is the unlawful leaving of official custody or confinement without permission.

15) A public official who, under color of law or in his or her official capacity, acts in such a way as to exceed the bounds of his or her office may be guilty of ________ in office.

Chapter 12 TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

16) A conviction for prostitution does not require the sexual act in question to actually take place.

17) In most states, only the prostitute, not his or her customer, can be found guilty of prostitution.

18) Men, as well as women, can be prostitutes.

19) Obscene material that appeals to the prurient interest and lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value is not protected by the First Amendment.

20) The practice of homosexuality was against the law in this country in most places for many years.

21) Polygamy is unlawful sexual intercourse with a relative through blood or marriage.

22) Gambling is only rarely associated with organized criminal activity.

23) The states have very similar laws when it comes to gambling.

24) Designer drugs are produced to evade the controlling statutory provisions.

25) RICO is an acronym for the section of the federal Organized Crime Control Act known as the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations provision.

FILL IN THE BLANK / SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question.

26) ________ is the offering or receiving of the body for sexual intercourse for hire.

27) A person who commits an act of sexual intercourse in public may be charged with public indecency or ________.

28) ________ is a generic term applicable to a wide variety of substances having any physical or psychotropic effect on the human body.

29) Other than possession, jurisdictions generally criminalize the manufacture, sale, and purchase of a(n) ________ substance.

30) The RICO statute was designed to prevent the ________ infiltration of legitimate businesses.

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