History & Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System

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In the 19th century, how was it determined whether or not someone was treated as an adult in the justice system?

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1. What state housed the first juvenile court?

2. Which of the following states was among the first to house juvenile offenders separate from adult offenders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will test your understanding on the history of the juvenile justice system by asking you questions about topics such as

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will asked questions about:

  • The first juvenile court
  • Which state housed juveniles separately first
  • A proof standard for juvenile cases
  • Age of those in juvenile system

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding juvenile justice cases in the 19th century
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the standard of proof for juvenile cases
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about what ages the juvenile justice system serves

Additional Learning

You can gain a better understanding of this institution with the help of the lesson called History & Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System. This lesson is essential to meeting these learning objectives:

  • Define parens patriae
  • Explain the impact of the Gideon v. Wainwright case
  • Understand the term bindover
  • Explore the case of Kent v. United States
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