Week 2 Handling Juveniles

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  • 1. 

    The Louisiana Children's Code enacted in 1992, was prepared with the following purposes in mind.

    • A.

      Save children from abuse

    • B.

      Comprehensive and complete document, resolve conflicts and ambiguities in the old code, reflect current law, be consistent and easy to read

    • C.

      Create havoc for the parents

    • D.

      Help law enforcement officers understand how to arrest juveniles

    Correct Answer
    B. Comprehensive and complete document, resolve conflicts and ambiguities in the old code, reflect current law, be consistent and easy to read
    Explanation
    The correct answer is comprehensive and complete document, resolve conflicts and ambiguities in the old code, reflect current law, be consistent and easy to read. This answer accurately reflects the purposes of the Louisiana Children's Code enacted in 1992. The code was designed to provide a comprehensive and complete document that would address all aspects of children's rights and protection. It aimed to resolve conflicts and ambiguities that existed in the old code, ensuring that the law was clear and consistent. Additionally, the code was meant to reflect the current laws and regulations related to children's rights and be easily understandable for all parties involved.

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  • 2. 

    A ____________ _____ is an act committed by a child 10 years of age or older which if committed by an adult would be an offense of this state or another state if it occurred there.

    • A.

      Delinquent Act

    • B.

      Criminal Act

    • C.

      Misleading Act

    • D.

      Misbehaving Act

    Correct Answer
    A. Delinquent Act
    Explanation
    A delinquent act refers to an act committed by a child who is at least 10 years old, which, if committed by an adult, would be considered an offense in the state or another state. This term is used in the context of juvenile justice to distinguish the actions of children from those of adults in the legal system. Delinquent acts are typically subject to different procedures and consequences than criminal acts committed by adults.

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  • 3. 

    Name the two grades of delinquent acts.

    • A.

      Felony grade, misdemeanor grade

    • B.

      Delinquent, juvenile

    • C.

      Bad grade, good grade

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Felony grade, misdemeanor grade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is felony grade, misdemeanor grade. These are the two grades of delinquent acts. Felony grade refers to serious offenses that are punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, while misdemeanor grade refers to less serious offenses that are punishable by imprisonment for up to a year or less.

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  • 4. 

    A ____________ ___________ is an offense that can oly be committed by a juvenile.

    • A.

      Criminal

    • B.

      Felony offense

    • C.

      Status Offense

    • D.

      Misdemeanor offense

    Correct Answer
    C. Status Offense
    Explanation
    A status offense is an offense that can only be committed by a juvenile. This means that it is a violation of the law that is specific to individuals who are under a certain age. Unlike criminal offenses, which can be committed by individuals of any age, status offenses are unique to juveniles. These offenses typically include actions such as truancy, curfew violations, and underage drinking.

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  • 5. 

    Give examples of three status offenses

    • A.

      Robbery, murder, battery

    • B.

      Theft, DWI, Possession of Marijuana

    • C.

      Fighting, cursing, misbehaving

    • D.

      Truancy, Runaway, Ungovernable

    Correct Answer
    D. Truancy, Runaway, Ungovernable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Truancy, Runaway, Ungovernable. These three examples are considered status offenses because they involve behaviors that are only considered illegal due to the age of the individual involved. Truancy refers to the act of skipping school without a valid excuse, runaway refers to a minor leaving their home without permission, and ungovernable refers to a minor who refuses to obey the reasonable commands of their parents or guardians. These offenses are specific to minors and would not be considered illegal if committed by adults.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the one three titles of the Children's Code that define the Scope and authority of the juvenile courts and guide law enforcement's actions when dealing with juveniles.

    • A.

      Title II- Whoop your kid

    • B.

      Title VII- Families in need of Service (FINS)

    • C.

      Title XI- Juvenile Detention

    • D.

      Title X- FOTS

    Correct Answer
    B. Title VII- Families in need of Service (FINS)
  • 7. 

    At what age is a Minor?

    • A.

      Under 18

    • B.

      Under 17

    • C.

      Under 21

    • D.

      Under 10

    Correct Answer
    A. Under 18
    Explanation
    A minor is an individual who is below the age of legal adulthood. In most jurisdictions, the age of majority is considered to be 18 years old. Therefore, the correct answer is "Under 18" as it denotes that a minor is someone who has not yet reached the age of 18.

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  • 8. 

    Identify two basic provisions for taking a child into custody1. Court order​2. ___________

    • A.

      Juvenile Delinquent

    • B.

      Habitual Offender

    • C.

      Probable Cause

    • D.

      Shit Head

    Correct Answer
    C. Probable Cause
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Probable Cause" because it is a legal requirement that law enforcement must have reasonable grounds to believe that a crime has been committed or that the child is in danger before they can take a child into custody without a court order. This provision ensures that there is a valid reason for taking a child into custody and protects against arbitrary or unjustified actions.

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  • 9. 

    The four primary duties of a peace officer when taking a child into custody without a court order are Release to a parent, Counsel and release, Place in ________________, and Place in Detention center.

    • A.

      Jail

    • B.

      Hospital

    • C.

      School

    • D.

      Shelter Care

    Correct Answer
    D. Shelter Care
    Explanation
    When taking a child into custody without a court order, one of the primary duties of a peace officer is to place the child in Shelter Care. Shelter Care refers to a temporary living arrangement for children who have been removed from their homes due to safety concerns. It provides a safe and secure environment for the child until a more permanent solution can be found, such as returning the child to their parents or finding an appropriate foster home. This option ensures that the child's well-being and safety are prioritized while their situation is being assessed and resolved.

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  • 10. 

    If you release the child to the parents you have 7 days to write the report, if you take the child into custody you have how long to write the report?

    • A.

      At the end of shift

    • B.

      3 days

    • C.

      24 hours

    • D.

      8 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 24 hours
    Explanation
    If the child is taken into custody, the person responsible for writing the report has 24 hours to complete it. This means that they must provide a detailed account of the events and any relevant information within this time frame. This is likely because taking a child into custody is considered a more serious situation that requires immediate attention and documentation.

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  • 11. 

    Status offender cannot be placed in __________________ or held in a _________________.

    • A.

      Juvenile, or Detention center

    • B.

      Jail, prison

    • C.

      Handcuffs, jail

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Juvenile, or Detention center
    Explanation
    A status offender is a minor who has committed an offense that would not be considered a crime if committed by an adult, such as truancy or running away from home. Due to the non-criminal nature of their offenses, status offenders cannot be placed in jail or prison, which are reserved for individuals who have committed criminal acts. Instead, they are typically placed in juvenile facilities or detention centers, which are specifically designed to address the needs of minors who have engaged in delinquent behavior.

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  • 12. 

    Felony or misdemeanor grade delinquent act against another person: can be placed in a shelter care

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A felony or misdemeanor grade delinquent act against another person cannot be placed in a shelter care. Shelter care is typically a temporary placement for children who are in need of immediate protection or are awaiting a more permanent placement. However, when it comes to delinquent acts, especially those involving violence or harm to others, a more secure and appropriate facility, such as a juvenile detention center, would be the likely placement for the offender. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 13. 

    Any other misdemeanor grade delinquent act: released to parents, placed in shelter care, placed in detention center, counsel and released.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Any other misdemeanor grade delinquent act can result in the delinquent being released to their parents, placed in shelter care, placed in a detention center, or counsel and released.

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  • 14. 

    On court approval and over fifteen years old: can be transferred to adult court.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If a case is over fifteen years old and has received court approval, it can be transferred to adult court. This means that the case involving a minor can be moved from juvenile court to adult court, where the individual will be subject to the laws and procedures applicable to adults.

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  • 15. 

    List the legal or Dino requirements for taking a statement from a juvenile in custody?​Must be advised of Miranda rights, In the presence of a parent, guardian, or concerned adult, Bothe the child and ___________ must wave Miranda rights and agree the child will provide a statement.

    • A.

      Police officer

    • B.

      Child's friend

    • C.

      Adult

    • D.

      Judge

    Correct Answer
    C. Adult
    Explanation
    To take a statement from a juvenile in custody, it is necessary for the child to be advised of their Miranda rights. Additionally, the presence of a parent, guardian, or concerned adult is required. Both the child and the adult must waive Miranda rights and agree that the child will provide a statement. Therefore, the correct answer is an adult.

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  • 16. 

    The child's parent, legal guardian, or concerned adult does not have to be present during the interrogation of a child.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in most cases, it is required for the child's parent, legal guardian, or concerned adult to be present during the interrogation of a child. This is done to ensure the child's rights are protected and to provide support and guidance during the process. The presence of a trusted adult can help alleviate any potential distress or confusion the child may experience during the interrogation.

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  • 17. 

    Identify the mandatory elements required in filling a police report involving a juvenile offender. Child's name, address, DOB, race, and sex. Parent's _________ and __________.​Circumstances under which the child was taken into custody. Statement of Probable Cause. Statement indicating released or detained.

    • A.

      Sex, DOB

    • B.

      Name, Address

    • C.

      Email, Physical address

    • D.

      Phone number, race

    Correct Answer
    B. Name, Address
    Explanation
    The mandatory elements required in filling a police report involving a juvenile offender are the child's name and address, as well as the parent's name and address. These details are crucial for identification and contact purposes. Additionally, including the child's date of birth (DOB) helps establish their age, which is important when dealing with juvenile offenders. The other options listed, such as email, physical address, phone number, and race, may be useful for further investigation or contact purposes but are not specifically mentioned as mandatory elements in this question.

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  • 18. 

    ______________ in a juvenile case is in the parish where the offense occurred.

    • A.

      Home

    • B.

      District

    • C.

      Court

    • D.

      Venue

    Correct Answer
    D. Venue
    Explanation
    In a juvenile case, the term "venue" refers to the location or parish where the offense took place. This means that the case will be heard and decided by the court in that particular jurisdiction. The venue is important in ensuring that the case is handled by the appropriate court and that the proceedings are conducted in the area where the offense occurred.

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  • 19. 

    Juveniles in custody are afforded these rights: notification of charges, protection against self incrimination, right to confront witnesses, right to written transcripts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Juveniles in custody are indeed afforded these rights: notification of charges, protection against self incrimination, right to confront witnesses, and right to written transcripts. These rights ensure that juveniles are treated fairly and have the necessary tools to defend themselves in legal proceedings.

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  • 20. 

    District attorney files a bill of information or obtains a grand jury indictment to prosecute child as and adult.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The district attorney can file a bill of information or obtain a grand jury indictment to prosecute a child as an adult. This means that if a child commits a serious crime, the district attorney has the authority to charge them as an adult rather than as a juvenile. This decision is usually based on the severity of the crime and the age of the child. By doing so, the district attorney seeks to hold the child accountable for their actions and potentially impose more severe penalties than those available in the juvenile justice system.

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  • 21. 

    When booking a juvenile for a felony grade with a dangerous weapon:​Without a court order: any other Identifying procedureWith a court order: only photograph and fingerprints

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When booking a juvenile for a felony grade with a dangerous weapon, the correct answer is false. The explanation for this is that without a court order, any other identifying procedure can be used, not just photograph and fingerprints.

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  • 22. 

    Neglect is serious endangerment to a child's physical, mental or emotional health and safety.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Neglect is indeed a serious endangerment to a child's physical, mental, and emotional health and safety. Therefore, the given answer "False" is incorrect. Neglect refers to the failure of a caregiver to provide the necessary care, supervision, and support that a child needs for their overall well-being. It can lead to severe consequences for the child's development and can have long-lasting effects on their physical and mental health.

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  • 23. 

    As a mandatory reporter, a law enforcement officer is required to report all circumstances when he has cause to believe a child's physical or mental health or welfare is endangered as a result of abuse or neglect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    As a mandatory reporter, a law enforcement officer is required to report all circumstances when he has cause to believe a child's physical or mental health or welfare is endangered as a result of abuse or neglect. This means that if a law enforcement officer suspects or has evidence of abuse or neglect towards a child, they are obligated to report it to the appropriate authorities. Failure to do so could result in legal consequences.

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  • 24. 

    Law enforcement officer shall make a report of suspected child abuse or neglect if the perpetrator is a parent or caretaker Call Law enforcement, if the perpetrator is anyone else call DCFS Hotline and Folloq in writing within 5 days. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because according to the given information, if the perpetrator of suspected child abuse or neglect is a parent or caretaker, the law enforcement officer should make a report. However, if the perpetrator is anyone else, the appropriate action is to call the DCFS Hotline and follow up in writing within 5 days. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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