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Law & Society Exam 3
clj 200
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Undergraduate 2
05/02/2013

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Who was the person to have the death sentenced commuted then released from prison then commited more murders then finally executed?
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Kenneth McDuff
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Who was the secretary of state (illinois) who had tax revenues stuffed in a shoe box?
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Paul Powell
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Was prohibition a failure?
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No, it was a success because it cause a decline in alcohol use
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Who was the person who conducted a study that Vietnam veterans drug use would increase if they were readily available?
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Lee Robins
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What caused the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act?
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Based on the 1934 Machine Gun Act. It would require to have a tax stamp to be legal.
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In what case was capital punishment declared unconstitutional?
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Furman v Georgia

found the death penalty unconstitutional because state gave jury full discretion on punishment. it was unconstitutional as it had been applied.

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What is the method used to maintain order and promote predictability of behavior?
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Panoptican/Social Control -Thomas Hobbes
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Who was the author of Marijuana Assassin of Youth?
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Harry Anslinger
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Gregg v Georgia
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Supreme Court approved a set of standards for juries and judges to use when deciding to impose death penalty. Bifurcated trials, automatic appellate review of conviction, and sentences and proportionality review.

This reinstated the death penalty*

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McClesky v Kemp
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finding racial discrimination at aggregate level does not mean that practices of individual courts are discriminatory.Racial discrimination must be proven in individual cases. Racial disparity is NOT equivalent to racial discrimination.
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What immigrant group is associated with marijuana?
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Hispanics/Mexicans
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What were lawyers called in ancient Rome?
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Orators
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What were barristers originally called?
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story tellers
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What is the fastest growing occupation in America?
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lawyers
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What is the second highest paid position in America?
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lawyers
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What has contributed to America's increase in attorneys?
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Prosperity, regulation, and expanded rights
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Is law the highest paid profession in the US?
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no
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Who discovered that handwashing reduces the spread of bacteria?
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Ignaz Semmelweis
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What impulsive behavior is emphasized by criminologist theory?
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Self control theory
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Who is Richard Lee and what does he own?
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President of Oaksterdam University and he is a marijuana activist who owns Blue Sky Cafe
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What did Professor Matoesian say about the news woman who claimed that Marijuana was legal in the Netherlands?
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Pot is NOT legal, it is decriminalized
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Who was executed in Florida 33 days after apprehension?
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"Doc" Williams in 1934
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What did it cost to execute Timothy McVeigh?
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$96 million
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How much does Richard Lee pay in taxes?
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$300k in state taxes and $600k in taxes annually
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Where is the death penalty still existent?
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US is the only western society to still have the death penalty
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True or False:

 

Serious scientific medical research in the ill-effects of marijuana was absolutely a major factor in the decision to criminalize marijuana

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False
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What is the major concept for importing culture and society into the individual?
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self-concept
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What concept best applies to the notion that multiple and contradictory norms are part of the socialization process?
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sociological ambivalence
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What piece of legislation served as the impedance in Marijuana Tax Act?
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Machine Gun Tax Act
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What have you learned from the drug lectures about alcohol?
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  • Harrison Narctoics Tax Act 1914: US federal law that regulated and taxed production distribution and importation of opiates¬†
  • Harry was influential in getting pot outlawed
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When you have increased punishment you have less frequent application of what penalty?
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Criminal Justice Thermodynamics proposing more serious penalties for this or that particular substance leads to less frequent application of that penalty
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