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Question 1: Criminal law typically is enforced by the ________, unlike the civil law, which may be enforced by private parties.

Question 2: Another important early code was the Code Hammurabi, which formed the core of ________.
Babylonian lawAssyriaAncient Near EastMesopotamia

Question 3: [3] The development of the state dispensing ________ in a court clearly emerged in the eighteenth century when European countries began maintaining police services.
Political philosophyUtilitarianismJusticeDeontological ethics

Question 4: ________, depending on the offense and jurisdiction, may include execution, loss of liberty, government supervision (parole or probation), or fines.
Deterrence (psychological)PrisonPunishmentCrime

Question 5: For example, it might be sufficient to show that a defendant acted ________, rather than intentionally or recklessly.
Product liabilityReasonable personNegligenceTort

Question 6: In this way, the importance of ________ has been reduced in some areas of the criminal law.
Attempt crimeCriminal negligenceStrict liability (criminal)Mens rea

Question 7: This is often achieved through ________ sentences today.
United StatesPrisonUnited KingdomCapital punishment

Question 8: The ________ or banishment have served the same purpose.
TortureCapital punishmentStoningReligion and capital punishment

Question 9: Mens rea is another ________ phrase, meaning "guilty mind".
Vulgar LatinLatinRoman EmpireOld Latin

Question 10: Creating a fear of imminent battery is an ________, and also may give rise to criminal liability.
AssaultBattery (crime)MurderTheft

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