Juvenile Justice

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Chapter 16: Juvenile Justice

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT considered by a judge at a transfer hearing?
    • A. 

      The juvenile's age and past record.

    • B. 

      The seriousness of the crime.

    • C. 

      The likelihood that the juvenile may be rehabilitated.

    • D. 

      The status of the parents.

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a status offense?
    • A. 

      Running away from home.

    • B. 

      Out late after curfew.

    • C. 

      Refusing to go to school.

    • D. 

      Painting graffiti on the side of a building.

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 3. 
    Reformers created the juvenile justice system because
    • A. 

      So many crimes were being committed.

    • B. 

      They thought parents had failed to raise children properly.

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court ordered it.

    • D. 

      The courts were too full with other cases.

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 4. 
    Parental responsibility laws are laws that assume that the parent
    • A. 

      Knows the child is breaking the law.

    • B. 

      Doesn't know what his child is doing.

    • C. 

      Isn't living with the child.

    • D. 

      Has a full time job.

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 5. 
    In most states, young people are considered juveniles until age
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      19

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 6. 
    According to the concept of  parens patriae, the courts can act as a juvenile's
    • A. 

      Parent

    • B. 

      Teacher

    • C. 

      Lawyer

    • D. 

      Friend

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 7. 
    A youth who has committed an act that would NOT be a crime if they were an adult is called a
    • A. 

      Neglected offender

    • B. 

      Status offender

    • C. 

      Abused offender

    • D. 

      Deliquent offender

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 8. 
    A young person who has committed acts that would be crimes if committed by adults is called a
    • A. 

      Status offender

    • B. 

      Abused offender

    • C. 

      Neglected offender

    • D. 

      Delinquent offender

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 9. 
    A child who is not being provided with adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care is
    • A. 

      Delinquent

    • B. 

      Abused

    • C. 

      Neglected

    • D. 

      Criminal

    • E. 

      None of the above.


  • 10. 
    A child who has been sexually, physically, or emotionally mistreated is
    • A. 

      Delinquent

    • B. 

      Abused

    • C. 

      Neglected

    • D. 

      Criminal

    • E. 

      None of the above.


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