Juvenile Waivers: Pros & Cons


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What is the main focus of the juvenile court system?

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

2. The adult criminal court system's primary focus is on what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this brief quiz and worksheet combo, you can quickly assess how much you know about the transfer of juveniles to criminal court (juvenile waivers). The quiz requires you to be familiar with the transfer process and other details related to this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The primary focus of the juvenile court system and the adult criminal court system
  • The process surrounding the transfer of a juvenile offender to the adult court system
  • Several benefits of transferring a juvenile to adult court
  • Why trying a juvenile in an adult court can be problematic

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a problem associated with trying a juvenile in an adult court and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on juvenile waivers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the process of transferring a juvenile to adult court

Additional Learning

Continue your studies on this topic with the lesson titled Juvenile Waivers: Pros & Cons. Below is a quick look at some of the topics covered:

  • An overview of juvenile waivers
  • How the decision to transfer juveniles to adult court is made
  • The focus of adult criminal court
  • Considering the health and safety of the juvenile