JADM 200 JADM200 Final Exam Answers (devry)

JADM 200 JADM200 Final Exam Answers (devry)


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JADM 200 Final Exam

1. What must be present in order for there to be a conviction of felony murder? What effect does a felony murder conviction have on punishment?

2. Compare and contrast justifiable homicide and excusable homicide and dive an example of each.

3. What is the significance of the “year and a day rule” as it applies to the time of death in homicide cases?

4. Compare and contrast the crimes of assault and battery. What are the elements of each?

5. Compare and contrast the crimes of battery and mayhem. What are the elements of each?

6. Compare and contrast the crimes of assault and aggravated assault. What are the elements of each?

7. Describe the elements of statutory rape. What effect does consent of the victim have on statutory rape?

8. Distinguish between kidnapping and false imprisonment. What is required for both crimes?

9. What is the difference between false imprisonment and false arrest?

10. What is the significance of the asportation, carrying away, element of the crime of larceny?

11. Compare and contrast tangible and intangible property as they relate to the crime of larceny.

12. Describe the differences between personal property and real property.

13. How do larceny and embezzlement differ, and why are these differences important?

14. What is the difference between extortion and robbery?

15. What is the difference between embezzlement and false pretenses?


1. How might Son of Sam laws provide additional support for the rights of victims?

2. What are some of the legislative acts that have been passed in order to assist victims of crime, and what does each act do?

3. What is meant by the phase “the Golden Age of the Victim,” and what is its significance In the history of victims rights?

4. What is the difference between indeterminate sentencing and determinate sentencing, what is the rationale for each?

5. Differentiate between aggravating and mitigating factors as they relate to criminal sentencing.

6. Compare and contrast a prison sentence and a probation sentence.


1. An unfinished crime that generally leads to another crime is a(n) ________ crime.

2. Knowing behavior is action undertaken with

3. ________ or the voluntary and complete abandonment of the intent and purpose to commit a criminal offense is a defense to the charge of an attempted crime.

4. The least serious crime is a(n)

5. ________ is the legal principal that requires that courts be bound by their own earlier decisions and by those of higher courts having jurisdiction over them regarding subsequent cases on similar issues and fact.

6. That part of the law that defines crimes and specifies punishments is

7. Those procedures that effectively guarantee individual rights in the face of criminal prosecution are known as

8. One problem with syndrome-based defense enhancements is that most people suffering from syndromes

9. Syndrome-enhanced defenses

10. Ray insults Bob and Bob beats Ray up to get revenge. Bob's action is

11. Bob commits a burglary to get money to buy drugs. Getting money to buy drugs is Bob’s

12. Under the last act test, Bob is not guilty of attempting to murder Ray with a shotgun until

13. Bob decides to rob a bank. He makes careful plans, buys a gun, and walks into the bank with the gun loaded. Bob is not guilty of conspiring to rob a bank due to

14. Illinois makes it a crime to "loiter in a public park." Bob spends the afternoon sitting on a public park bench trying to decide whether to go back to college and is arrested for loitering. The law he is accused of breaking violates the ________ principle.

15. Bob is charged with a crime and defends himself by arguing that he only committed the crime to avoid some greater evil. Bob is defending himself with a(n)


Midterm Questions

1) Compare and contrast the concepts of mala in se and mala prohibita, and give an example of each.

2) Distinguish between criminal and civil law. Where do they overlap?

3) Compare and contrast the three branches of government as they relate to criminal law.

4) What is the function of stare decisis in the criminal justice system of the United States, and whatrole does common law continue to play?

5) Distinguish between the constitution, statutes, and ordinances as sources of criminal law.

6) Distinguish between natural law and positive law, as they relate to modern criminal law.

7) Distinguish between the burden of proof required in a criminal case and the burden of proof required in civil case. Why do you think there are different standards?

8) Distinguish between the reasonable doubt standard and the preponderance of the evidence standard. Under what circumstances is each burden used?

9) Distinguish between substantive and criminal procedure, and explain what effect criminal procedure has on substantive criminal law.

10) What is the difference between actusreus and mens rea, and why doesthe law require their concurrence in order for a crime to take place?

11) Compare and contrast the essential elements of a crime with those of strict liability crimes. How do they differ and what is the justification for the strict liability classification of crime?

12) What are the essential elements of a crime? Analyze how the prosecution uses these elements to establish a defendants guilt.



1. What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? What effect does this difference have on punishments?

2. What is the difference between the crime of conspiracy and the crime of solicitation? What similarities are there between the two?

3. Distinguish between the principal in the first degree, principal in the second degree, accessory before the fact, and accessory after the fact.

4. Analyze the act requirement as it relates to inchoate crimes. What type of actions constitute an act sufficient to bring a charge of criminal attempt?

5. Generally speaking, mere preparation is not enough to constitute the crime of criminal attempt. Discuss the Model penal Code’s approach to determining whether an activity is mere preparation or if the action is sufficient to support a criminal attempt charge.

6. What are the two defenses to a charge of criminal attempt? Describe how the two defenses differ.


1. Compare and contrast the M’Naughten Rule and the American Law Institute (ALI) standard of determining whether or not a criminal defendant was legally insane at the time the defendant committed the crime.

2. Distinguish between justifications and excuses as defenses to crime. Give an example and describe one of each.

3. Compare and contrast mistake of fact and mistake of law as defenses to crime. What differentiates the two, and what effect might ignorance of fact and ignorance of law have on the defense of mistake?

4. Distinguish between reasonable force and deadly force. When may a person use each type of force?

5. Tom was alone in his house one evening studying for his criminal law exam in his upstairs study. Hearing a noise from the room below, Tom rushed downstairs to find a lone burglar crossing the living room floor carrying his expensive laptop computer. Tom charged at the burglar and was able to knock him down. The burglar hit his head on the hardwood floor and was knocked unconscious. Tom then left the unconscious burglar in the living room, ran upstairs to his bedroom, and returned to the living room with a legally registered pistol. He then proceeded to shoot the motionless burglar in the chest, killing him instantly. Tom is charged with murder and in court, raises the defense of self-defense. Should the jury find tom guilty or not guilty? Why or why not?

6. Distinguish between self-defense and defense of others. What type of force may be used in each situation?

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