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Question 1: This prohibition is extended to the suspect's spouse and members of his close family (this extension of the prohibition may be waived if both the ________ and the defense counsel agree to the waiver).
Scots lawUnited StatesProsecutorLawyer

Question 2: The right to silence is protected under section 7 and section 11(c) of the ________.
Canadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsCanadian federalismConstitution of CanadaPeace, order and good government

Question 3: In the US, which also inherited its legal tradition from England, it existed prior to the ________.
MassachusettsUnited StatesUnited States ConstitutionAmerican Revolution

Question 4: However section 13 of the ________ guarantees that witnesses may not have any incriminating evidence they gave as testimony used against them in separate proceedings.
Canadian federalismCanadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsPeace, order and good governmentConstitution of Canada

Question 5: At common law, and particularly following the passing of the ________, adverse inferences may be drawn in certain circumstances where the accused:
Crime and Disorder Act 1998United Kingdom legislationCriminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994Statutory Instrument (UK)

Question 6: The concept of right to silence is not specifically mentioned in the ________ but the European Court of Human Rights has held that
European Convention on Human RightsInternational Covenant on Civil and Political RightsInternational human rights lawInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Question 7: ________ has no constitutional protection for the right to silence, but it is broadly recognised by State and Federal Crimes Acts and Codes and is regarded by the courts as an important common law right.
AustraliaBarbadosUnited KingdomCanada

Question 8: The Supreme Court has ruled that suspects questioned while in police custody must be told of their rights in what have become known as ________.
Miranda warningGrand juryRight to silenceCriminal jurisdiction

Question 9: However, if the state feels the need, a suspect or subpoenaed ________ witness may be given a grant of immunity and compelled to give testimony under oath.
Inquisitorial systemGrand juryAdversarial systemMiranda warning

Question 10: Don't Talk to the Police - Professor James Duane of the ________
George Mason UniversityWashington and Lee UniversityPatrick Henry CollegeRegent University


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