Comparison of the Juvenile & Adult Systems of Justice

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How does the language describing the seizure of an individual by legal authorities differ for adults and juveniles?

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1. Both a juvenile and an adult have a right to _____.

2. When does a juvenile have a right to a jury trial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The U.S. has separate criminal justice systems for adults and minors, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the similarities and differences between the two systems. You'll be assessed on topics such as your knowledge of the treatment of adult and juvenile offenders and their Constitutional rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these quiz questions to check your understanding of the following:

  • Constitutional rights of adult criminal offenders
  • Constitutional rights of juvenile criminal offenders
  • Differences in terminology in juvenile and adult justice systems
  • Similarities of the juvenile and adult justice systems

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the juvenile and adult justice systems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast terminology and offenders' rights in the juvenile and adult justice systems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about trials for juveniles and adults

Additional Learning

To learn more about the similarities and differences between the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, review the accompanying lesson titled Comparison of the Juvenile & Adult Systems of Justice. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Differences in juvenile justice terminology
  • Witness testimony
  • Direct and cross examination
  • Self-incrimination
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