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Defining Juvenile Delinquency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Courts have recognized that _____ (or responsibility for one's actions) is different for adolescents due to their developing brains.

Question 2 2. Adolescence spans which age range?

Question 3 3. The end of adolescence is generally marked by _____.

Question 4 4. Although it is possible that adolescents are tried as adults, _____ limited the sentencing options available to the courts.

Question 5 5. Under what circumstances are juveniles are entitled to a trial by jury?

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Question 6 6. During the English common law, how were children ages 7 to 14 treated by courts?

Question 7 7. A guardian ad litem is a/an _____ who represents the best interests of the _____.

Question 8 8. Most states have established that the age of majority, or the age that one is considered an adult in the court system, to be _____.

Question 9 9. Which one of the following is the best definition of an at-risk youth?

Question 10 10. Approximately what percentage of school-aged children live in poverty, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)?

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Question 11 11. When the CDC analyzed birth rates for teen mothers, what did they find?

Question 12 12. Children from low-income families are more likely to do what?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT considered a status offense?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 15 15. Jane has been running away from home fairly regularly for the past month. Her school counselor, Mr. Young, has noticed that Jane has been withdrawn when she attends school. One day Jane goes to Mr. Young and tells him that she is leaving home because she does not get along with her parents. When she leaves, she reports that she has been staying with her friend and is using drugs. Mr. Young reports the case to the local authorities where the prosecutor determines that Jane would be a good candidate for diversion services. What types of services may be offered to Jane?

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Question 16 16. The key piece of legislation that distinguished between juvenile delinquents and status offenders is the:

Question 17 17. What percent of juvenile delinquency cases are female offenders?

Question 18 18. An individual under the age of _____ is considered a juvenile.

Question 19 19. According to Robert Merton, juvenile delinquency is a result of not meeting _____ standards?

Question 20 20. The _____ theory believes juvenile delinquency is a result of juveniles not being able to make themselves happy legally so they use unlawful manners to get what they want to make themselves happy.

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Question 21 21. Imagine you're a juvenile crime analyst, and you're tasked with producing a report on annual crime trends with suggestions on how to best utilize law enforcement resources to reduce juvenile crime. Which instrument would you utilize?

Question 22 22. Juvenile crime in your city is at an all time high. You're a crime analyst for the local police, and they need you to determine if there's a link to juvenile offending and victimization. In addition, you need to provide some strategies on reducing the level of juvenile crimes. You're most likely to use data from which two instruments?

Question 23 23. Imagine you're a juvenile crime analyst and you're given a specific case to profile. The police have provided you with a report about a subject that has been the victim of an assault, but will not come forward since this person might have important information on a violent gang. You know from an eyewitness bystander that he or she is a juvenile subject that was victimized in a high crime and poverty stricken area of the city. No other description or details could be provided. You want to give police a sense of who this person is and the circumstances of the victimization. Based on your knowledge of juvenile offense and victimization data, what is the most likely information you can provide to the police?

Question 24 24. Imagine you're a juvenile crime analyst considering juvenile victimization. In order to provide the best report on the most detailed types of victimization of juveniles, which is the best instrument to use?

Question 25 25. Imagine you are a probation officer. You encounter a 17-year-old that has engaged in several incidents of robbery and assault. This child has a history of antisocial behaviors, a conduct disorder, impulsiveness, and is prone to risk-taking. In your professional opinion, you would likely classify this child as a:

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Question 26 26. The main difference between a juvenile offender and a chronic juvenile offender is:

Question 27 27. Chris lives in a home where he experiences little supervision and his parents have a high rate of conflict. What type of risk factors does this situation represent in Chris' likelihood of becoming a juvenile delinquent?

Question 28 28. What is a main link between children and juvenile delinquency?

Question 29 29. Adolescents tend to engage in riskier behaviors because _____.

Question 30 30. Which case extended many of the due process rights to juveniles?

Defining Juvenile Delinquency Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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