Questions On American Corrections Book! Trivia Quiz

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Questions On American Corrections Book! Trivia Quiz

This trivia quiz is made up of questions on American corrections book! Correctional facilities were created for one purpose and it is expected that those who go through the system come out different than they were going in. Take up the quiz and see if you know all there is to the system and facilities and if you might have a career in it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is one of the purposes of corrections is;
    • A. 

      Protecting society by rewarding people who break society's rules

    • B. 

      Protecting society by medicating people who break society's rules

    • C. 

      Protecting society by punishing people who break society's rules

    • D. 

      Protecting society by punishing victims who break society's rules

  • 2. 
    Corrections can be viewed as a series of processes consisting of which of the 5 following areas,
    • A. 

      Sentencing,classification, rewarding, reviewing, rewinding

    • B. 

      Sentencing, classification, supervision, programming, revocation

    • C. 

      Sentencing, classification, probation, promotion, emotion

    • D. 

      Sentencing, protection, probation, parole, processing

  • 3. 
    Is the purpose of feedback to learn, grow and improve?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Is a key issue facing corrections funding, and conflicting goals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Would Incapacitation be best described as depriving an offender of the ability to commit crimes against society?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Does a career criminal see crime as a way to earn a living?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Do career criminals contribute prison overcrowding?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Is a Substance Abuser a person who's; 
    • A. 

      Use of illegal chemical substances disrupts normal living

    • B. 

      Use of illegal chemical substances creates a condition for normal living

    • C. 

      Use of illegal chemical substances promotes normal living

  • 9. 
    According to the text. Do treatment programs have a high success rate for substance abusers?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Mentally ill offender is;
    • A. 

      Distructive

    • B. 

      Disturbed

    • C. 

      Disruptive

    • D. 

      Dumb

  • 11. 
    One key method shown to prevent AIDS transmission in corrections is through;
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Passing out condoms

    • C. 

      Prohibiting homosexual behavior

    • D. 

      Legalizing drugs

  • 12. 
    Is a Long-Term Prisoner  a person who serves a prison sentence of 10 years or more before his or her first release?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Older prisoners are more likely to;
    • A. 

      Break prison rules

    • B. 

      Prefer solitude

    • C. 

      Seek gang membership for protection

    • D. 

      Be less stable

  • 14. 
    Is Discretionary Release relase without conditional supervision?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Expiration Release is? 
    • A. 

      Release of a prisoner with supervision

    • B. 

      Release of a prisoner that is terminally ill

    • C. 

      Release of a prisoner without any further correctional supervision

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Non of the above

  • 16. 
    Are most parolees unskilled or semiskilled when released?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Parolees can have their parole for two reasons, which are they?
    • A. 

      Committing a new crime, committing an old crime

    • B. 

      Committing a new crime, committing a technical violation

    • C. 

      Committing a technical crime, committing a crime

    • D. 

      Committing to a violation, committing to a life of crime

  • 18. 
    Which best describes Mr. Gonzalez's approach to being  a Probation officer?
    • A. 

      Parental approach

    • B. 

      Welfare approach

    • C. 

      Passive approach

    • D. 

      Punitive approach

    • E. 

      Suspect approach

    • F. 

      Creeper approach

  • 19. 
    Based on the readings of the text, would you agree that suicide is one of the main issues facing jails today?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Would the biggest in the U.S. be located in, 
    • A. 

      Los Angeles, New York

    • B. 

      New Jersey, Los Tigre De Norte

    • C. 

      Los Angeles, New Mexico

    • D. 

      New York, New hampshire

  • 21. 
    Do you believe that over 2/3 of detainees have a history of substance abuse
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What best describes "Bail" according to the text.
    • A. 

      The amount of money specified by a judge for pretrial release

    • B. 

      The amount of money specified by retrial services for release

    • C. 

      The amount of money specified by a judge prior to sentencing

    • D. 

      The amount of money specified by a judge for resitution

  • 23. 
    According to the text what percentage of detainees cannot afford bail?
    • A. 

      100%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

      20%

    • E. 

      40%

  • 24. 
    Who is considered to be the father of Probation?
    • A. 

      John Ritter

    • B. 

      John Augustus

    • C. 

      John E. Law

    • D. 

      Joe Gonzalez

    • E. 

      John Adams

    • F. 

      John D. Augustini

  • 25. 
    What is the PSI?
    • A. 

      Pounds per square inch

    • B. 

      Presentence report

    • C. 

      Presentence investigation

    • D. 

      Presentence sentencing report

    • E. 

      All of above

    • F. 

      Non of the above