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Juvenile Dispositions: Sentencing Process & Structures

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

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1. 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?

2. In prosecutorial transfer, there are defined _____ that must be met in order to transfer a juvenile to adult court.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet was created to assess your understanding of juvenile sentencing. Quiz topics include the main purpose of the juvenile court system and a method of sentencing that allows the judge to make a decision about a case transfer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about:

  • Prosecutorial transfer
  • Sentencing based on offense, age and criminal history
  • Term for repeating a criminal act

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about juvenile sentencing
  • Making connections - use understanding of the different methods of sentencing to identify on that's connected to a person's criminal history and age
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the goal of the juvenile court system

Additional Learning

More information is available from the lesson called Juvenile Dispositions: Sentencing Process & Structures. The following study topics will be considered:

  • What it means to be sentenced by a court of law
  • Where a judge can sentence a juvenile to
  • An offender's age and disparities in sentencing
  • Seriousness of a crime and how that's a factor in sentencing juveniles
  • Duty of a judge to protect the public
  • Details about sentencing procedures
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