The Kids for Cash Scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


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Approximately how long ago was the juvenile justice system in the United States introduced?

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1. Why did the juvenile justice system evolve to embrace a more punitive stance towards juvenile offenders?

2. Who were the two judges that were involved in the Kids for Cash Scandal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo will cover the Kids for Cash Scandal. You'll be answering questions on key points that include when the juvenile justice system was first introduced in the U.S. and its evolution to embracing more punitive measures against juvenile offenders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following:

  • Two judges involved in the Kids for Cash Scandal
  • The number of juveniles who were victims in the scandal
  • Motive for the judges who committed these crimes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Kids for Cash Scandal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the judges who were involved in this scandal and the reason they participated in it
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding how long ago the juvenile justice system was established in the U.S.

Additional Learning

Learn more about the scandal with the lesson we've named The Kids for Cash Scandal in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The following subjects will be covered:

  • Early emphasis on rehabilitation in the juvenile justice system
  • Why the names of minors in the juvenile justice system are kept confidential
  • Location of Luzerne County and the size of its population
  • Examples of some of the overblown penalties in the Kids for Cash Scandal
  • Aftermath of the scandal