1. Name two examples of capital crimes. Answer: Two examples of capital crimes are treason and death resulting from aircraft hijacking.
2. Name two examples of federal crimes. Answer: Two examples of federal crimes are mail fraud and hate crimes.
3. Explain the difference between jails and prisons. Answer: The difference between jails and prisons is the amount of time the inmates stay. Jails are usually run by local law enforcement and are designed to hold inmates serving a short sentence. Prisons on the other end are for more serious offences to the law and inmates there are kept for a longer period of time.
4. What is the difference between probation and parole? Answer: Probation occurs prior and is often used instead of jail or prison time. Prole is an early release from prison
5. What are the three factors judges consider when setting bail? Answer: Three factors that the judges look at are the defendants past criminal record and if they have outstanding warrant, the seriousness of the alleged crime and the defendants ties to the community.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Do you agree that incarceration is a better method of correction than corporal punishment? Why or why not? Answer: Personally, I agree. However this could also depend on the level of the offence. Incarnation is definitely a punishment...