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1. Under the rule against double jeopardy as it applies in Victoria, a person who is acquitted of a criminal offence after a trial can not be re-prosecuted for that offence.

a) True.

b) False. 

 

2. Borce Ristevski was recently sentenced for the murder of his wife; he received a sentence of

a) 9 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 6 years.

b) 12 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 9 years.

c) 15 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 12 years.

 

3. A person who is charged with murder in Victoria will have their trial take place in the

a) County Court. 

b) Supreme Court.

c) County Court or Supreme Court. 

 

4. ‘Alibi’ evidence is evidence where the accused tries to prove that se/she was

a) in some other place at the time the alleged offense was committed. 

b) with some particular people at the time the alleged offense was committed.

 

5. In most criminal trials the decision of the jury

a) Must be a unanimous verdict.

b) Can be by majority verdict (11 of 12, 10 of 11, or 9 of 10).

 

6. The highest court in the Victorian state court hierarchy is:

a) The Supreme Court. 

b) The County Court. 

c) The High Court. 

 

7. In the financial year 2017-2018, the Magistrates’ Courts of Victoria imposed sentences or accepted criminal justice diversion plans in approximately:

a) 10,000 criminal cases.

b) 45,000criminal cases.

c) 67,000 criminal cases.

d) 97,000 criminal cases.

 

8. Under ‘stop and search’ powers relating to weapons, Victoria Police can search a person in a designated area without having to have a reasonable suspicion that the person is carrying a weapon:

a) True. 

b) False.

 

9. The current Chief Justice of Victoria is:

a) The Hon. Marilyn Warren. 

b) The Hon. Anne Ferguson. 

c) The Hon. Peter Kidd.

d) The Hon. Susan Kiefel AC. 

 

10. The average sentence imposed for people convicted of manslaughter in Victoria from 2017 to 2018 was:

a) Imprisonment for 9 years. 

b) Imprisonment for 12 years and 4 months.

c) Imprisonment for 15 years and 6 months.

d) Imprisonment for 18 years and 8 months.

 

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