Sample quiz and final examination questions are posted here.


Make-up Quiz Policy: Any quizzes which have been missed must be made up during the final exam. Students may also retake up to four quizzes on the final exam and use the grades they receive on those to replace the grades they received on the corresponding quizzes during the semester. If they retake a quiz on the final examination, then the grade they receive then will replace the quiz grade whether it was higher or lower.

You may not take a quiz and then leave class for the day. If you do so, the quiz will not count.

Sample quiz questions are below

Question from Chapter 3: Albanese (Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice Process) discusses five defenses to criminal charges involving justification or excuse.  Identify and provide examples of any two of those.

Question from Chapter 8: According to Albanese, (Trial Defense and Prosecution), some recent changes in the law have expanded the scope of prosecutors’ discretion.  Identify and explain two of those changes.

Question from other reading: According to Aviv (Letter from Albuquerque: Your Son is Deceased) where was Christopher Torres and what was he doing when police arrived to arrest him and what happened?  Explain.

Sample mid-term and final exam questions are below

Question on Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: What does the constitution say about the size of juries and how many have to vote for conviction?  Explain.

Question on Incarceration and Its Alternatives: What are civil disabilities and why are they important?  Explain.

Final Long Question: How successful is our criminal justice system?  What measures are commonly used to evaluate this and what measures could be used?  Suggest at least five changes in the criminal justice system that might improve it including at least one each for law enforcement, courts, and corrections.