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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

    Correct Answer
    C. Protecting society by punishing people who break society's rules
    Explanation
    The purpose of corrections is to protect society by punishing people who break society's rules. This is done in order to maintain social order and deter others from engaging in similar behavior. By holding individuals accountable for their actions through punishment, it is believed that society as a whole will be protected from further harm.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentencing, classification, supervision, programming, revocation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sentencing, classification, supervision, programming, revocation." This answer accurately describes the series of processes involved in corrections. Sentencing refers to the determination of a punishment for a crime, while classification involves assessing the needs and risks of the offender. Supervision refers to the monitoring and oversight of the offender, while programming involves providing rehabilitative services. Revocation refers to the potential cancellation of parole or probation due to violations.

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  • 3. 

    Is the purpose of feedback to learn, grow and improve?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The purpose of feedback is indeed to learn, grow, and improve. Feedback provides valuable information and insights that can help individuals or organizations identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. By receiving feedback, individuals can gain a better understanding of their performance, identify areas where they can enhance their skills or knowledge, and make necessary adjustments to achieve their goals. Feedback is an essential tool for personal and professional development, allowing individuals to continuously learn and improve their performance.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A key issue facing corrections funding is conflicting goals. This means that there are different objectives or priorities that need to be balanced when allocating funds for corrections. These conflicting goals could include the need to ensure public safety, provide appropriate rehabilitation programs for offenders, and manage overcrowding in correctional facilities. The allocation of funds must take into account these conflicting goals and make decisions that best address all of them.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Incapacitation can be best described as depriving an offender of the ability to commit crimes against society. This means that the offender is physically or legally prevented from engaging in criminal activities, such as being imprisoned or placed under strict supervision. By incapacitating offenders, society is protected from their potential harm and the likelihood of them committing further crimes is reduced.

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  • 6. 

    Does a career criminal see crime as a way to earn a living?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A career criminal sees crime as a way to earn a living because they repeatedly engage in illegal activities to support themselves financially. They view crime as a viable option for making money and may see it as their primary source of income. This mindset is often driven by a lack of legitimate job opportunities, financial desperation, or a desire for easy money.

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  • 7. 

    Do career criminals contribute prison overcrowding?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Career criminals do contribute to prison overcrowding. This is because career criminals are individuals who repeatedly engage in criminal activities and are more likely to be sentenced to longer periods of incarceration. Their continuous involvement in criminal behavior leads to a higher number of individuals being incarcerated for extended periods of time, which in turn contributes to the overcrowding of prisons.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Use of illegal chemical substances disrupts normal living
    Explanation
    A Substance Abuser is a person whose use of illegal chemical substances disrupts normal living. This means that their use of these substances causes negative effects and disturbances in their daily life, such as impairing their ability to function properly, damaging relationships, impacting their physical and mental health, and potentially leading to legal issues.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The text does not provide any information regarding the success rate of treatment programs for substance abusers. Therefore, we cannot conclude that treatment programs have a high success rate based on the information given.

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  • 10. 

    Mentally ill offender is;

    • A.

      Distructive

    • B.

      Disturbed

    • C.

      Disruptive

    • D.

      Dumb

    Correct Answer
    B. Disturbed
    Explanation
    The term "mentally ill offender" refers to an individual who has committed a crime and also suffers from a mental illness. This person's actions may be influenced or affected by their mental health condition, leading to disturbances in their behavior or thinking. The term "disturbed" accurately describes this situation, as it suggests that the individual's mental state is troubled or disrupted, which can contribute to their involvement in criminal activities.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Education
    Explanation
    Education is a key method shown to prevent AIDS transmission in corrections because it provides inmates with information about the disease, its transmission methods, and preventive measures. By educating inmates about safe sex practices, the importance of using condoms, and the risks associated with drug use, they can make informed decisions to protect themselves and others from HIV infection. Additionally, education can help reduce stigma and discrimination towards individuals living with HIV, promoting a more supportive and inclusive environment within correctional facilities.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A long-term prisoner is indeed a person who serves a prison sentence of 10 years or more before their first release. This means that they have been incarcerated for a significant amount of time before being eligible for parole or any form of release. The term "long-term" indicates a lengthy period of imprisonment, which in this case is defined as 10 years or more. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 13. 

    Older prisoners are more likely to;

    • A.

      Break prison rules

    • B.

      Prefer solitude

    • C.

      Seek gang membership for protection

    • D.

      Be less stable

    Correct Answer
    B. Prefer solitude
    Explanation
    Older prisoners are more likely to prefer solitude because as individuals age, they tend to become less interested in socializing and more focused on their own thoughts and personal space. This preference for solitude may be influenced by factors such as declining physical health, reduced energy levels, and a desire for peace and quiet. Older prisoners may also have a higher likelihood of experiencing isolation and loneliness, which can contribute to their preference for solitude as a coping mechanism.

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  • 14. 

    Is Discretionary Release relase without conditional supervision?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Discretionary release is not release without conditional supervision. Discretionary release refers to the release of an inmate from prison before they have served their full sentence, but it is typically done with certain conditions and supervision in place. This may include regular check-ins with a parole officer, adherence to specific rules and restrictions, and the possibility of being sent back to prison if the conditions are violated. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Release of a prisoner without any further correctional supervision
    Explanation
    Expiration Release refers to the release of a prisoner without any further correctional supervision. This means that once a prisoner's sentence has expired, they are released from prison and no longer have to report to a parole officer or adhere to any other conditions. This type of release signifies that the individual has completed their sentence and is considered to have served their time.

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  • 16. 

    Are most parolees unskilled or semiskilled when released?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Most parolees are likely to be unskilled or semiskilled when they are released. This is because individuals who have been incarcerated often face barriers to gaining higher education or developing specialized skills while in prison. Additionally, the lack of job opportunities for ex-convicts often limits their options to low-skilled or entry-level positions upon release. As a result, many parolees may struggle to find stable employment and are more likely to have limited job skills. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that most parolees are unskilled or semiskilled when they are released.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Committing a new crime, committing a technical violation
    Explanation
    Parolees can have their parole revoked for two reasons: committing a new crime and committing a technical violation. A new crime refers to the parolee engaging in criminal behavior while on parole, which is a clear violation of the terms of their release. A technical violation, on the other hand, refers to a violation of the conditions set by the parole board that is not necessarily a criminal act, such as failing a drug test or missing a parole appointment. Both of these reasons can result in the revocation of parole.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Passive approach
    Explanation
    Mr. Gonzalez's approach to being a Probation officer is described as passive. This suggests that he takes a more laid-back and non-confrontational approach to his role. He may be less assertive and may not actively seek out or enforce rules and regulations. Instead, he may prefer to let things unfold naturally and may not be proactive in addressing issues or challenges.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The text readings likely provide evidence or information that supports the statement that suicide is one of the main issues facing jails today. This could include statistics, case studies, or expert opinions highlighting the prevalence and seriousness of suicide in jail settings. The text may also discuss the challenges and efforts in addressing this issue. Overall, the information presented in the readings suggests that suicide is indeed a significant problem in jails.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles, New York
    Explanation
    The biggest in the U.S. refers to the largest something in the country. In this case, it is not clear what is being referred to as the "biggest." However, Los Angeles and New York are both major cities in the United States, known for their population and size. Therefore, it can be inferred that the correct answer is Los Angeles and New York, as they are both significant cities in the U.S.

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  • 21. 

    Do you believe that over 2/3 of detainees have a history of substance abuse

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is True because it is likely that over 2/3 of detainees have a history of substance abuse based on statistics and studies conducted on the subject. Substance abuse is often associated with criminal behavior, and many detainees have been found to have a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Additionally, substance abuse can contribute to the commission of crimes, leading to a higher likelihood of detainees having a history of substance abuse.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The amount of money specified by a judge for pretrial release
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the amount of money specified by a judge for pretrial release." This means that bail refers to the specific amount of money that a judge sets for a defendant to pay in order to be released from custody before their trial.

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  • 23. 

    According to the text what percentage of detainees cannot afford bail?

    • A.

      100%

    • B.

      60%

    • C.

      90%

    • D.

      20%

    • E.

      40%

    Correct Answer
    C. 90%
    Explanation
    The given answer states that 90% of detainees cannot afford bail. This means that the majority of detainees are unable to pay the amount required for their release before their trial. This suggests a high level of financial hardship among the detainee population, potentially leading to longer periods of pretrial detention and unequal access to justice.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. John Augustus
    Explanation
    John Augustus is considered to be the father of Probation. He was a Boston shoemaker who is credited with being the first probation officer. In the mid-19th century, he began advocating for the release of individuals charged with minor offenses under his supervision instead of sending them to jail. Augustus believed in the potential for rehabilitation and worked closely with these individuals to help them reintegrate into society. His pioneering work laid the foundation for the modern probation system, making him the father of probation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Presentence investigation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Presentence investigation". PSI stands for Presentence Investigation, which is a report prepared by a probation officer that provides information about a defendant's background and circumstances to help the judge make an informed sentencing decision. It includes details such as the defendant's criminal history, personal and family background, employment history, and any other relevant information. This report assists the judge in determining an appropriate sentence for the defendant.

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  • 26. 

    Do Probation Officers have the ability to influence a person's actions?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Probation officers have the ability to influence a person's actions. As part of their role, they supervise individuals who have been placed on probation, ensuring they comply with the terms of their probation. They can provide guidance, support, and resources to help individuals make positive changes in their behavior and lifestyle. Additionally, probation officers have the authority to impose consequences for non-compliance, such as reporting violations to the court or recommending adjustments to the terms of probation. Through their interactions and interventions, probation officers can play a significant role in shaping and influencing the actions of those under their supervision.

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  • 27. 

    Are Conditions of Probation considered,

    • A.

      Constraints imposed on all probationers

    • B.

      Constraints imposed on the weather

    • C.

      Constraints imposed on all correctional officers

    • D.

      Constraints imposed on all prison offenders

    Correct Answer
    A. Constraints imposed on all probationers
    Explanation
    Conditions of probation refer to the specific rules and requirements that are imposed on individuals who have been placed on probation instead of being incarcerated. These conditions are meant to ensure that probationers comply with the law and address the issues that led to their criminal behavior. By imposing constraints on all probationers, the criminal justice system aims to monitor and control their behavior, promote rehabilitation, and protect public safety. These constraints can include regular check-ins with a probation officer, drug testing, attending counseling or treatment programs, maintaining employment, and avoiding contact with certain individuals or places.

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  • 28. 

    Government seizure of property and other assets is called?

    • A.

      Day fines

    • B.

      Forfeiture

    • C.

      Sanctions

    • D.

      Repossession

    • E.

      Obsession

    Correct Answer
    B. Forfeiture
    Explanation
    Forfeiture refers to the government's act of seizing property and other assets. It is a legal process where the government takes possession of assets that are believed to be involved in illegal activities or obtained through illegal means. This can include assets such as money, vehicles, real estate, or other valuable items. Forfeiture is often used as a means to deter criminal activities and to disrupt the financial gains of criminals.

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  • 29. 

    According to the text, is Recidivism the return of a former correctional client to criminal behaivor

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The text states that recidivism is the return of a former correctional client to criminal behavior. This means that when someone who has previously been involved in the correctional system engages in criminal activities again, it is considered recidivism. Therefore, the statement "Recidivism is the return of a former correctional client to criminal behavior" is true.

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