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Civil & Criminal Law Review Activity

Civil & Criminal Law Review Activity

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  • 1. Twenty Questions Review Game Civil & Criminal Law
  • 2. Twenty Questions 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • 3. 1. The burden of proof in a civil case is called: <ul><li>Preponderance of Evidence ( a more convincing case). </li></ul>
  • 4. 2. Who is responsible for filing charges in a criminal case? <ul><li>The District attorney </li></ul>
  • 5. 3. When a crime is committed, who is the crime committed against? <ul><li>Society </li></ul>
  • 6. 4. Compensatory damages include: <ul><li>Specific damages (medical bills, lost wages) </li></ul><ul><li>Pain & suffering </li></ul>
  • 7. 5. What are the names of the two parties in a civil case (______ V _________ ) ? <ul><li>Plaintiff and defendant </li></ul>
  • 8. 6. How is a plaintiff’s attorney paid? How much is the attorney paid? What is the fee called? <ul><li>The plaintiff’s attorney is paid a percentage of the winning damages (30% to 40%). </li></ul><ul><li>Contingency fee </li></ul>
  • 9. 7. Identify the defendant in the Hot Coffee case? What were two arguments made by the defendant? <ul><li>McDonald’s </li></ul><ul><li>A spokesman for the National Coffee Association says that McDonald’s coffee conforms to industry standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Stella Liebeck may have contributed to her injuries by holding the cup between her legs and not removing her clothing immediately. </li></ul>
  • 10. 8. Damages that make up for harm done are called <ul><li>Compensatory Damages </li></ul>
  • 11. 9. Identify the term for the following definition:Rules and regulations made and enforced by the government (local,state, federal) legislative branch to regulate the conduct of people within a society. <ul><li>Laws </li></ul>
  • 12. 10. How are crimes classified? What are the names of the three categories of crime? <ul><li>According to seriousness. </li></ul><ul><li>Felony, misdemeanor, summary offense </li></ul>
  • 13. 11. In a state using comparative negligence, a jury decides that Jenica (plaintiff) suffered $100,000 in damages from a car crash with Noah (defendant), that Jenica is 30% at fault and Noah is 70% at fault. What is the outcome? <ul><li>A. Jenica will not recover any money from Noah. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Jenica will recover $30,000 from Noah. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Jenica will recover $70,000 from Noah. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Jenica will recover $100,000 from Noah. </li></ul>
  • 14. 12. All laws are divided into two broad categories . What are the two categories? Give one example for each type of law. <ul><li>Civil & Criminal </li></ul>
  • 15. 13. Match the following terms to the appropriate type of law (civil law, criminal law or both): unanimous, jury trial, murder, damages, district attorney <ul><li>Criminal, both criminal, civil, criminal </li></ul>
  • 16. 14. Explain the concept of comparative negligence . <ul><li>A finding that the plaintiff was partly at fault. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, the plaintiff does not deserve full compensation for his injuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on %. For instance, if 40% of the accident was the plaintiff’s fault, the plaintiff’s damages are reduced by 40%. </li></ul>
  • 17. 15. How would you determine if a set of circumstances (such as the Ricky Delrio case) involves civil or criminal law? <ul><li>Is the act prohibited by society? </li></ul><ul><li>Was the act “avoidable” or unavoidable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a personal wrong ? </li></ul><ul><li>Was the act intentional or unintentional? </li></ul>
  • 18. 16. What is not a valid explanation about crime? A. Wrongs against society B. Wrongs against the victim C. Prosecuted by the district attorney D. Preserves peace, order and harmony <ul><li>B. Wrongs against the victim </li></ul>
  • 19. 17. True OR False-According to our class discussion, actions which are “avoidable” and cause an accident are considered a civil act. <ul><li>False </li></ul><ul><li>If the act is “avoidable” it’s criminal. </li></ul>
  • 20. 18. Who is responsible for filing charges in a criminal case? <ul><li>District Attorney </li></ul>
  • 21. 19. A person who commits a civil wrong against another A. Guilty of a crime, B. Guilty of a civil wrong (tort) C. Liable for a crime D. Liable for a civil wrong (tort) <ul><li>D. Liable for a civil wrong (tort) </li></ul>
  • 22. 20. True or False-The prosecution seeks compensation from the defendant in a criminal case. <ul><li>False </li></ul><ul><li>The prosecution can request the court to order the defendant to pay restitution . </li></ul>

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