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Parens Patriae in Juvenile Justice: Definition & Doctrine

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Parens patriae is Latin for:

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1. Which of the following would parens patriae apply to?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The legal doctrine of parens patriae features frequently in today's courts, particularly in child abuse and neglect cases. Your knowledge of this legal doctrine can be tested using this worksheet, which covers the definition and application of this doctrine in juvenile justice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the doctrine of parens patriae, including the following:

  • The meaning of the term parens patriae
  • Examples where parens patriae would apply
  • The circumstance when the doctrine of parens patriae would expire

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parens patriae
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the application of parens patriae in juvenile cases
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding when parens patriae expires and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding other circumstances when the doctrine of parens patriae would apply

Additional Learning

To learn more about parens patriae, review the accompanying lesson about parens patriae in juvenile justice. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define parens patriae
  • Understand circumstances when this doctrine would apply and describe how it applies in juvenile cases
  • Describe other circumstances when this doctrine is applied
  • Know when the doctrine of parens patriae would expire
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