TEST Law 120 Chapter 7 The Criminal Court Structure

Posted: November 20, 2017


Tue, Nov 28/17 9:43 am


Multiple Choice (20pts)

Fill-in-the-Blanks (8pts)

Short Answer Questions (12pts)

Essay Question (10pts)

Case Study (5pts)


SHORT ANSWER.  Sample Short Answer Questions below (you may attempt to answer these at home and bring them in to me in advance of the test to check and see if your answers are sufficient)
1)  Name the three courts in our federal court system established by the federal government.

2)  Differentiate between summary conviction offences and indictable offences.

3)  Explain what a preliminary inquiry is and identify its purpose. In your answer, include the court in which it would be held.

4)  What are the two fundamental principles that guide Canada's criminal justice system?

5)  Identify the three main roles that a judge plays in our court system.  

6)  Explain how the role of defence counsel differs when the accused enters a plea of guilty, as opposed to not guilty. 

7)  Define the term "evidence" and identify what may constitute evidence in trial proceedings.

8)  What does "challenge for cause" mean in jury selection? When does it occur?

9)  When can a motion for dismissal be brought up at trial? 

10)  What is meant by the term "leading question"? Provide an example.

ESSAY: Sample Essay Questions below
1)  Outline the provincial court structure of the province in which you live. Provide a detailed description of the function of each of the courts.

2)  In the order of their occurrence, describe the stages of a criminal trial from opening statements through to sentencing.