Loitering: Definition & Laws


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Which level of government most often establishes laws prohibiting and regulating loitering?

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1. Citations for loitering will result in jail time:

2. Loitering is a type of behavior that is often characterized by which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on these assessments were designed to test how well you understand the legal definition of loitering. See if you can properly answer questions about the likelihood of going to jail when cited for loitering and the definition of loitering.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We will ask about your understanding of:

  • Government level that most commonly establishes and regulates loitering laws
  • Frequency of a loitering citation resulting in jail time
  • Meaning of loitering
  • Examples of loitering
  • Types of behavior loitering laws are meant to prevent

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding possible loitering violations and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how often loitering citations result in jail time
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of loitering

Additional Learning

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