Juvenile Justice System Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A plea bargain is BEST described as:

Question 2 2. Which of the following represents a reason why people are against the use of plea bargains?

Question 3 3. What is the goal of a complaint?

Question 4 4. When a juvenile is put on trial, what events occur in court?

Question 5 5. A child between 7-14 years old _____.

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Question 6 6. What does parens patriae mean?

Question 7 7. How does the language describing the seizure of an individual by legal authorities differ for adults and juveniles?

Question 8 8. Both juveniles and adults have the right to _____.

Question 9 9. What is the standard of proof that has evolved for juvenile cases?

Question 10 10. What state housed the first juvenile court?

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Question 11 11. Parens patriae is a doctrine that:

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 13 13. With the development of a separate juvenile justice system and its goal to reform rather than punish, juvenile prisons were turned into _____.

Question 14 14. The child-saving movement was developed by _____.

Question 15 15. Why is Gideon v. Wainwright important for juveniles?

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Question 16 16. In re Gault stood for the proposition that:

Question 17 17. There are several pros to transferring a juvenile to adult court. Which one of the following is NOT a pro?

Question 18 18. A process by which a juvenile is transferred to an adult court is called?

Question 19 19. What is a status offense?

Question 20 20. The key piece of legislation that distinguished between juvenile delinquents and status offenders is the:

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Question 21 21. _____ is the act of repeat offending.

Question 22 22. What is the sentencing method that leaves the discretion to transfer the case to adult court solely in the hands of the juvenile court judge?

Question 23 23. Plea bargains are frequently initiated by:

Question 24 24. When assigned to the case, how should an attorney represent a juvenile?

Question 25 25. What is the role of a guardian ad litem?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following do juveniles NOT have an automatic right to?

Question 27 27. The juvenile system mainly serves individuals under the age of _____.

Question 28 28. Parens patriae is Latin for:

Question 29 29. All were goals of the child-saving movement EXCEPT _____.

Question 30 30. Why is Kent v. United States important for juveniles?

Juvenile Justice System Overview Chapter Exam Instructions

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