Crim Law 3.6 Quiz

The prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment comes from the _____________, which states, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” State constitutions often have similar provisions.

  • Fifth Amendment
  • Sixth Amendment
  • Eighth Amendment
  • Ninth Amendment

Another facet of excessive punishment is a criminal sentencing enhancement that is based on facts not found beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury. This has been held to violate the ______________, which states, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a…trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.”

  • Fifth Amendment
  • Sixth Amendment
  • Eighth Amendment
  • Ninth Amendment