Juvenile Delinquency Test-

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  • 1. 
    What is included in all definitions of gangs?
    • A. 

      Specific colors

    • B. 

      That gang members are all juvenile delinquence who need to try and a achieve a life with goals and achievements that are positive

    • C. 

      For society to recognize the group as a threat and for the group to be involved in some degree of criminal activity


  • 2. 
    What is the group hazard hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Groups of gangs that get into trouble

    • B. 

      Persons who commit crimes alone are more probable to get caught compared to groups

    • C. 

      Crimes committed in groups have a greater cahnce of being detected.


  • 3. 
    What type of areas are most gangs located in according to early research?
    • A. 

      Lower class

    • B. 

      Upper middle class

    • C. 

      Middle class


  • 4. 
    Who is the pioneer of gang research
    • A. 

      Hirshi

    • B. 

      Thrasher

    • C. 

      Yablonsky


  • 5. 
    Whose idea was the near group
    • A. 

      Yablonsky

    • B. 

      Timberman

    • C. 

      Thrasher


  • 6. 
    How many gang members are there nationwide?
    • A. 

      190,000

    • B. 

      173,150

    • C. 

      910,000

    • D. 

      731,500


  • 7. 
    Which ethnic group has the most gang members?
    • A. 

      Hispanics

    • B. 

      Asians

    • C. 

      African Americans

    • D. 

      Americas


  • 8. 
    Mixed ethinic racial membership gangs means what?
    • A. 

      Mixed gangs

    • B. 

      Cross gangs

    • C. 

      Hybrid gangs

    • D. 

      Racist gangs


  • 9. 
    What is the characteristics of "wilding gangs"
    • A. 

      Outrageous behavior and very violent

    • B. 

      Middle class and less violent

    • C. 

      Middle class and "more violent"


  • 10. 
    What percentage of gang members are females?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      17%


  • 11. 
    What is the main cause of gang migration
    • A. 

      Gangs are getting ran out by other rival gangs

    • B. 

      Gangs are getting kicked out of the cities they reside in

    • C. 

      Gangs are moving to new cities and recruiting new people


  • 12. 
    Which gangs are focused more on profit?
    • A. 

      Asian

    • B. 

      American

    • C. 

      Hispanic

    • D. 

      African American

    • E. 

      Hawiian


  • 13. 
    What are the characteristic of gang violence?
    • A. 

      Tagging up property and committed arson

    • B. 

      Constant violence and physical aggression


  • 14. 
    Reasons for gang behavior?
    • A. 

      Status

    • B. 

      Control of territory

    • C. 

      Financial gain

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 15. 
    Who are detached workers
    • A. 

      Volunteers

    • B. 

      Social workers

    • C. 

      Helpers

    • D. 

      People who no longer work

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 16. 
    What is "Pulling Levers?"
    • A. 

      Strictly enforced codes and laws

    • B. 

      Zero tolerance

    • C. 

      Pulling gangs out of cities

    • D. 

      Both a & b

    • E. 

      Both b and c


  • 17. 
    Do most youth in the US belong to a gang?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No


  • 18. 
    How old are most gang members?
    • A. 

      12-25 yrs old

    • B. 

      Under 18

    • C. 

      Over 18

    • D. 

      16 years old


  • 19. 
    Is most gang aggression verbal or violent?
    • A. 

      Violent

    • B. 

      Verbal


  • 20. 
    What percent of males carry a gun outside there home?
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      15%

    • E. 

      55%


  • 21. 
    What are the components of drug addiction?
    • A. 

      Chronic use

    • B. 

      Psychological

    • C. 

      Physical dependance

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 22. 
    What is the connection between drugs and delinquency
    • A. 

      There is a relationship

    • B. 

      Drugs cause delinquency its been proven

    • C. 

      Delinquency caused drug use


  • 23. 
    In 2003 how many youths under 18yrs old were arrested
    • A. 

      100,000

    • B. 

      1 million

    • C. 

      1.8 million

    • D. 

      2.2 million

    • E. 

      2.8 million


  • 24. 
    What percentage of youth taken into custody were referred to juvenile court?
    • A. 

      71%

    • B. 

      80%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      Under 50%


  • 25. 
    In 2003 how many youths were arrested for murder?
    • A. 

      9,063

    • B. 

      2,500

    • C. 

      900

    • D. 

      1,130


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