After a person is arrested, it is a court of law that decides whether the accused person is guilty or not. According to the Constitution, every individual charged with a crime has to be given a fair trial. Students can understand and explore further about our Criminal Justice System from Chapter 6 of CBSE Class 8 Civics. There is also the CBSE Class 8 Civics Chapter 6 Understanding Our Criminal Justice System Important Questions created based on the vital topics of the Chapter. Solving these questions helps students to revise the Chapter and prepare most competently for the exam.
Some of these questions are likely to be repeated in the question paper. Students can access the CBSE Class 8 Civics Important Questions of Chapter 6 from the PDF link given below.
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Understanding Our Criminal Justice
1. What is the Role of the Police in Investigating a Crime?
2. Why do you think there is a rule that confessions made during police custody cannot be used as evidence against the accused?
3. What are the fundamental rights guaranteed to every arrested person as per Article 22 of the Constitution and criminal law?
4. What are the specific requirements and procedures laid down by the Supreme Court, which the police and other agencies have to follow for the arrest, detention and interrogation of any person?
5. Write about the First Information Report.
6. What is the Role of the Public Prosecutor?
7. What is the Role of a Judge?
8. Describe the Fair Trial.
9. Explain the terms (a) Cross Examine (b)Detention (c)Accused (d) Witness
10. Describe the term ‘defence lawyer.’
11. What do the Constitution and the Law state?
12. What is ‘Cognisable?’
13. Who decides whether a person is guilty or not?
14. Describe the role of police, while investigating the crime.
15. State the difference between the accused and the witness.
16. What do you mean by ‘to be charged of a crime?’
17. Do you think the victims would get justice if only one person performed all of the functions of the criminal justice system? Why not?
18. Shanti and her brother Sushil go to the police station to complain that Mr Shinde’s 20-year old son had stolen Rs 15,000 that they had been saving up. List a few factors that in your opinion may influence the decision of the police to register or not register an FIR.
19. According to the Constitution, every individual charged with a crime has to be given a fair trial. True or False?
20. Who records statements of witnesses when a crime has been committed?
(a) Defence Lawyer
21. _____register the FIR.
(d) Public prosecutor
22. What do Article 21 of the Constitution Guarantee?
(a) Right to Freedom
(b) Right to life
(c) Right to Speech
(d) None of these
23. Which Article of the Indian Constitution guarantees that every arrested person must have certain fundamental rights?
(a) Article 22
(b) Article 24
(c) Article 20
(d) Article 21