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Juvenile Justice System Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The juvenile system mainly serves individuals under the age of _____.

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Question 2 2. What is the standard of proof that has evolved for juvenile cases?

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Question 3 3. Which of the following would parens patriae apply to?

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Question 4 4. The types of issues where the parens patriae doctrine plays a role includes:

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Question 5 5. Plea bargains are frequently initiated by:

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Question 6 6. Why are plea bargains offered?

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Question 7 7. Roper v. Simmons establishes that:

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Question 8 8. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt as a standard of proof in juvenile cases was settled by:

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Question 9 9. What is the main focus of the juvenile court system?

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Question 10 10. The adult criminal court system's primary focus is on what?

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Question 11 11. _____ is the act of repeat offending.

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Question 12 12. The method of juvenile sentencing that focuses on age, offense, and criminal history is called _____ exclusion.

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Question 13 13. What was pivotal in the establishment of child abuse laws during the child-saving movement?

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Question 14 14. During the child-saving movement, all of the following were responsible for the decrease in child labor EXCEPT:

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Question 15 15. One feature of the juvenile justice system that helps give offending juveniles a chance to be responsible for their actions but encourages rehabilitation is:

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Question 16 16. An offense that is wrongful when it is committed by someone under the age of eighteen but that would not be considered a crime if committed by an adult is called a:

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Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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Question 18 18. The key piece of legislation that distinguished between juvenile delinquents and status offenders is the:

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Question 19 19. When assigned to the case, how should an attorney represent a juvenile?

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Question 20 20. Why is a Miranda warning an important legal right for juveniles?

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Question 21 21. Kelly, a six-year-old girl, burns down a church. Will the courts find her culpable of her actions? Why or why not?

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Question 22 22. A child between 7-14 years old _____.

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Question 23 23. How does the language describing the seizure of an individual by legal authorities differ for adults and juveniles?

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Question 24 24. Both juveniles and adults have the right to _____.

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Question 25 25. What state housed the first juvenile court?

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Question 26 26. Parens patriae is a doctrine that:

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Question 27 27. A plea bargain is BEST described as:

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Question 28 28. Why is Gideon v. Wainwright important for juveniles?

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Question 29 29. There are several pros to transferring a juvenile to adult court. Which one of the following is NOT a pro?

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Question 30 30. The goal of the juvenile court system is to _____ juvenile offenders.

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