Nature & Extent of Delinquency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What percent of juvenile delinquency cases are female offenders?

Question 2 2. The statistics on juvenile delinquency cases from 2009-2010 showed that juvenile delinquency cases:

Question 3 3. According to Robert Merton, juvenile delinquency is a result of not meeting _____ standards?

Question 4 4. An individual under the age of _____ is considered a juvenile.

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. 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:

Question 7 7. What is a main link between children and juvenile delinquency?

Question 8 8. The main difference between a juvenile offender and a chronic juvenile offender is:

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Based on recent research, most juvenile offenders are _____?

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Question 11 11. Which one of the following is the best definition of an at-risk youth?

Question 12 12. Johnny lives in a poor neighborhood and goes to a school with limited financial resources. He is the oldest of five children and lives with his father. His father, Carlos, does not speak English. Johnny has been determined an at-risk youth. Which risk factors are present?

Question 13 13. Approximately what percentage of school-aged children live in poverty, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)?

Question 14 14. When the CDC analyzed birth rates for teen mothers, what did they find?

Question 15 15. Children from low-income families are more likely to do what?

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Question 16 16. In what year was the New York House of Refuge instituted?

Question 17 17. A juvenile can be convicted as an adult if they commit which of the following crime?

Question 18 18. The ideology of treating juveniles the same as adult offenders stemmed from which law?

Question 19 19. In what state was the first juvenile court established?

Question 20 20. Within a decade of its establishment, how many youths did the House of Refuge admit into their program?

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Question 21 21. Which case extended many of the due process rights to juveniles?

Question 22 22. During the English common law, how were children ages 7 to 14 treated by courts?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. A guardian ad litem is a/an _____ who represents the best interests of the _____.

Question 25 25. Under what circumstances are juveniles are entitled to a trial by jury?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. 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 28 28. 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 29 29. Imagine you're a juvenile crime analyst and you're tasked with providing a window into the level of unreported and unknown juvenile crimes. You need to obtain data not normally processed through law enforcement, with direct accounts from offending juveniles on all types of crimes. You would rely upon which measuring instrument?

Question 30 30. 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?

Nature & Extent of Delinquency Chapter Exam Instructions

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