LSTD 203 Midterm Exam Answers

LSTD 203 Midterm Exam Answers


Question 1 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Police departments are included in what branch of government?

Question 2 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Who do prosecutors represent?

The us people at all levels of government. These levels would be the local, state or federal government.

Question 3 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

The chief prosecutor at both the state and the federal level is called the general Feedback: See chapter 2.
B.state attorney
C.district attorney
D.solicitor general


Question 4 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Jails are the responsibility of


A.local courts
B.counties Feedback: See chapter 2.
D.the federal government


Question 5 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Prisons are the responsibility of


C.states Feedback: See chapter 2.
D.supreme courts


Question 6 of 30 0.0/ 2.5 Points

Impossibility is a defense to a conspiracy charge.




Question 7 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Why is Hearsay testimony by a co-conspirator allowed?

Because of the structure of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Excepted statements are admissible because they have indicia of trustworthiness.
Co-Conspirator statements on the other hand are exempted both because of the their trustworthy nature and because of the ‘agency fiction’ of conspiracies.

Question 8 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

One responsibility of the Secret Service is to investigate credit card fraud.





Feedback: Chapter 2, page 30.
Question 9 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

The Department of Justice includes both the FBI and U.S. attorneys.




Question 10 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

County attorneys work within the U.S. Department of Justice.




Question 11 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Unlike prosecutors, not all defense attorneys are paid by the government.




Question 12 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Public defenders are elected.




Question 13 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Parole has been eliminated in the federal correction system.




Question 14 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

The Fifth Amendment provides the defense of


A.freedom of religion
B.the right to bear arms
C.freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures
D.freedom from double jeopardy


Question 15 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Megan’s Laws provide for incarceration for sex offenders. punishment for sex offenders.
C.registration of sex offenders with police agencies. Feedback: Pages 115-116
D.fines for sex offenders.


Question 16 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Under common law, death has to occur within what period from the time of injury for criminal homicide to be charged? year year and one day Feedback: page 86.
C.death must follow immediately
D.three years and a day


Question 17 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

The statute of limitations limits the


A.time within which prosecutions must begin Feedback: Page 235.
B.number of charges against a single defendant
C.extent of punishment
D.type of speech protected by the Constitution


Question 18 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

John steals a controlled substance from a pharmacy for his wife, who is ill. They do not have the money to purchase the drug, which was prescribed by the wife’s physician. John’s intention of helping his wife is best characterized as his motive.




Question 19 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

A jury instruction on the elements of a lesser included offense allows the jury to choose on which charge, if any, to convict.




Question 20 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

When brain death has occurred, disconnecting life support machines is usually considered manslaughter.




Question 21 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Corporations may be prosecuted and punished for their crimes.




Question 22 of 30 0.0/ 2.5 Points

An intent to harm is not always required for manslaughter.




Question 23 of 30 0.0/ 2.5 Points

Actusreus elements in larceny include


A.trespass on the possession of the owner
C.intent to deprive
D.use of a dangerous weapon


Question 24 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

To be convicted of false pretenses, a defendant must have


A.misrepresented facts knowingly Feedback: Pages 150-151
B.misrepresented facts mistakenly
C.intend to obtain custody of property
D.intend to transport property


Question 25 of 30 0.0/ 2.5 Points

To constitute forgery the change must be a material alteration.




Question 26 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

The use of confidential information about a corporation to affect the purchase or sale of stock is called insider trading.




Question 27 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Knowledge of insufficient funds is the usual mens rea for bad check crimes.




Question 28 of 30 2.5/ 2.5 Points

Successful prosecution for receiving stolen property requires proof that the defendant knew that the items were stolen.