Exam One (Preliminary Exam) Review


Exam One (Preliminary Exam) Review Sheet

Your first exam is broken down into four parts.

Part I: Multiple Choice (20 X 3 = 60)

Part III: Short Answer (2 X 4 = 8)

Part II: True/False (10 X 2 = 20)

Part IV: Matching (6 X 2 = 12)

There are 100 total points on the exam and two extra credit questions

(worth two points each).

This exam will cover material from chapters one through four and class lecture over the last few weeks. Here are the areas in which you should concentrate your study:


The magnitude of the U.S. criminal justice system

Crime Control v. Due Process Models of Justice

Sources of Criminal Law in the U.S. (const., stat., admin., case)

Common Law

Civil v. Criminal Law

Substantive v. Procedural Law


Burden of Proof

Bill of Rights

The 4 th , 5 th , 6 th , 8 th , and 14 th Amendment

Due Process Rights

The components needed in order to have a crime

General court structure

Federal judges


Frequency of cases

Excuses v. Justification

Appellate Courts

Stages of the Criminal Process

Supreme Court Justices

 Note, some true/false questions on the exam will address topics such as those listed under “Multiple Choice.”


One short answer question will deal with the U.S. Supreme Court. The other will deal with civil remedies.