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background image       INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE – CJ 1001    REVIEW GUIDE FOR FINAL EXAM      Sources  The exam expects you to draw on the following sources for preparation:     1.  Class discussions  2.  Readings: All required readings assigned on the topics to be tested (see below)  (textbook & supplemental readings on Blackboard)  3.  All materials under class notes on blackboard (handouts, fact sheets, etc.) on the  topics to be tested  4.  Class videos: Enter the Jury Room; Judgment at Midnight; Kids Behind Bars; Life Behind  Bars    [Tip:  Don’t forget to review class exercises, quizzes, and other assignments that you  submitted post-midterm.]    Format/Time  The exam will consist of multiple-choice questions and will be graded on a 100-point scale  (subsequently, the grade will be weighted according  to its proportion in the final course  grade, as specified in the syllabus). You will have two hours to complete the exam. Plan your  time carefully, so that you can adequately answer all the questions in the allotted time.     The use of any kind of materials and/or any electronic devices during the examination will  prohibited and if discovered will be treated as academic dishonesty and treated accordingly.    Topics/Issues  In your final review and preparation you should focus on topics/issues listed on the  following pages.                              
background image     1.  Concepts in law. You should be able to:   a.  Know the due process protections relevant to CJ:  the 2 nd , 4 th , 5 th , 6 th ,  8 th , 13 th   and 14 th   Amendments & issues raised by each  b.  What rights apply to the States and through what process  c.  In relation to the 2 nd   Amendment, arguments in favor of an against gun control/bans,  especially as related to college campuses      2.  Policing in the US (basic concepts and critical issues). You should be able to:  a.  Know the main functions of the police and corresponding policing activities and styles: e.g.,  law enforcement/legalistic  b.  Know the defining policing eras in the history of policing in the US and identify  current  challenges and new directions in policing  c.  Identify main critical issues and enduring elements related to contemporary policing in the US  and possible solutions: e.g., racial profiling  d.  Know/identify strategies for “policing the police” via external oversight: e.g., DOJ consent  decrees  e.  Identify contemporary policing strategies aimed at crime prevention: e.g., hot-spots      3.  Basic tenets and concepts related to the court systems in the US and legal actors involved in the  courts. You should be able to:  a.  Identify/define basic concepts related to the major functions (adjudication, protection of due  process), nature (adversarial), and tenets of the criminal courts in the US (jurisdiction; dual  system)   b.  Know/identify main legal actors in the courts and their roles at various processing/decision  stages: judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, courtroom workgroup   
 
4.  The criminal trial.  You should be able to a.  Understand/describe the bail/pretrial release decision (its purposes and available decision  options) main critical issues related to the practice of cash bail in the US  b.  Know the types of possible trials and the differences between them; advantages and  disadvantages of jury trials and ways to improve  c.  Identify the major outcomes of criminal trials/adjudication process in the US  d.  Know and understand how the jury system operates (i.e., from selection of jurors to the  deliberation process and final verdict, and related issues, such as jury nullification)  e.  Define/identify major concepts related to criminal trials: e.g., standard of proof       5.  Prosecutorial discretion and plea bargaining. You should be able to:   a.  Define the concept of plea negotiation, types of plea, and know relevant statistics  b.  Identify the roles of legal/non-legal players in the plea negotiation process (prosecutor,  defense counsel/defendant, judge, victim, jury); understand the implications of plea  bargaining for prosecutorial and judicial discretion  c.  Understand which rights the defendant waives when taking a plea and potential  consequences in terms of punishment (e.g., “trial penalty”)  d.  Identify benefits and disadvantages of the plea bargaining  e.  Identify problems and solutions associated with plea bargaining and potential consequences  (e.g., bans on/abolition of plea bargaining) 

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School: Temple University
Department: Criminal Justice
Course: intro to cj
Professor: elena vilincia
Term: Fall 2017
Tags: Criminal Justice and crime
Name: final exam study guide
Description: basic principals of criminal justice and policing
Uploaded: 12/16/2017
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