Criminal law questions

True or False – Please read the following statements carefully and circle the correct answer, indicating whether the statement is True or False:

  1. In most jurisdictions, the mistake of age defense may not be used as a defense for statutory rape charges. a. True b. False
  2. The “separate offense” rule states that where the same acts or transaction constitutes a violation of two distinct statutory provisions, the test to be applied to determine whether there are two offenses, or only one, is whether each provision requires proof of an additional fact which the other does not. a. True b. False
  3. The defense of entrapment has two elements: (1) improper government inducement of the crime and (2) lack of predisposition on the part of the defendant to engage in the criminal conduct. a. True b. False
  4. Law enforcement agencies are found in the Legislative branch of government. a. True b. False
  5. The Writ of Attainder asks the United States Supreme Court to review the decision of a lower court. a. True b. False
  6. A statute which is unclear, ambiguous and uncertain may violate what doctrine as being Void for Vagueness. a. True b. False
  7. The Federal government has an inherent “police power.” a. True b. False
  8. Every power exercised by Congress must trace its origin back to a specific constitutional provision. a. True b. False
  9. Person currently on active duty in U.S. military service are subject to the Articles of Confederation. a. True b. False
  10. Selling contaminated food is a crime and requires no “mens rea,” and as such, are strict liability offenses. a. True b. False
  11. “Actus Reus” refers to the actual act of a person who commits a crime. a. True b. False
  12. The categories of culpability from the Model Penal Code include purpose, knowledge, recklessness, and malice. a. True b. False
  13. Most state statutes on criminal conspiracy require proof of an overt act by a defendant. a. True b. False

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