History of Juvenile Delinquency

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

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

2. In what state was the first juvenile court established?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz will help you assess how much you know about the history of juvenile delinquency, including the location of the first juvenile court and the number of participants in the House of Refuge program in the first decade. The worksheet can be printed with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • Law from which the idea of treating juveniles the same as adult offenders stemmed
  • When the New York House of Refuge was instituted
  • State where the first juvenile court was established
  • Type of crime for which a juvenile can be convicted as an adult
  • Number of youths admitted into the House of Refuge program during the first decade

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of juvenile delinquency
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when a juvenile can be convicted as an adult and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the New York House of Refuge was instituted

Additional Learning

To take an even closer look at this topic, review the related lesson titled History of Juvenile Delinquency. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • Definition of juvenile delinquent
  • Current focus of the juvenile justice system
  • Goal of the child savers
  • The Juvenile Court Act of 1899
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