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Q: us constitution and criminal justice system ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: us constitution and criminal justice system
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: vlg-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 05 Aug 2006 21:38 PDT
Expires: 04 Sep 2006 21:38 PDT
Question ID: 753026
how did the us constitution influence the american criminal justice system?
Give 3 examples.
Subject: Re: us constitution and criminal justice system
Answered By: tisme-ga on 05 Aug 2006 22:54 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello vlg-ga,

I have compiled eight examples from which you can choose three.

#1: Article Three requires trial by jury in all criminal cases.
#2: Article Three of the constitution defines the crime of treason,
charges Congress with providing for a punishment for it, while
imposing limits on that punishment.
#3: Article Four: "The "privileges and immunities" clause prohibits
state governments from discriminating against citizens of other states
in favor of resident citizens (e.g., having tougher penalties for
residents of Ohio convicted of crimes within Arizona)."
#5: Fourth Amendment: "The Fourth Amendment guards against searches,
arrests, and seizures of property without a specific warrant or a
"probable cause" to believe a crime has been committed."
#6: Sixth Amendment: "The sixth guarantees a speedy public trial for
criminal offenses. It requires trial by a jury (of peers), guarantees
the right to legal counsel for the accused, and guarantees that the
accused may require witnesses to attend the trial and testify in the
presence of the accused. It also guarantees the accused a right to
know the charges against him."
#7: Eighth Amendment: This forbids excessive bail or fines, and cruel
and unusual punishment.


All the best,


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vlg-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: us constitution and criminal justice system
From: myoarin-ga on 06 Aug 2006 03:05 PDT
I expect that Tisme inadvertently skipped the fifth amendment:

" No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise
infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,
except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the
Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor
shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in
jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case
to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be
taken for public use, without just compensation."

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