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Juvenile Justice 6th Edition by Kären M. Hess – Test Bank

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  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1133525377
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1133525370

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Juvenile Justice 6th Edition by Kären M. Hess – Test Bank

Chapter 6- Juvenile Offenders

Multiple Choice

1. The number of juvenile arrests in 2006 was:
a. 1.5 million
b. 2.2 million
c. 2.5 million
d. 3.1 million
ANS: B REF: 167 LO: 3

2. Status offenses include all of the following actions EXCEPT:
a. running away and habitual truancy
b. habitual truancy and violating curfew
c. early substance abuse, including alcohol
d. early sexual activities without parental consent
ANS: D REF: 170 LO: 1

3. The most frequent self-reported offense for those 16 and older is:
a. liquor law violations
b. marijuana law violations
c. cocaine law violations
d. methamphetamine law violations
ANS: A REF: 172 LO: 3

4. The American Bar Association supports decriminalizing status offenses, such as:
a. the smoking of cigarettes
b. underage sexual activities
c. the use of marijuana
d. shoplifting
ANS: A REF: 174 LO: 1

5. The two general onset trajectories for youth violence do NOT indicate:
a. that crime most often begins before puberty (early) and in adolescence (late)
b. that youth who become violent before age 13 commit more serious crimes
c. that youth who become violent before age 13 commit only one crime
d. that youth who become violent before age 13 have a sibling who has been convicted of a crime
ANS: C REF: 186 LO: 6

6. Arrests have increased from 2005 to 2006 for the status offenses of:
a. liquor law and curfew violations
b. running away
c. truancy
d. drug abuse
ANS: A REF: 172 LO: 2
7. Of the crimes listed below, which is least likely to be committed by a juvenile?
a. murder
b. forcible rape
c. robbery
d. aggravated assault
ANS: A REF: 181 LO: 5

8. The term delinquency is used in juvenile justice to do all of the following EXCEPT:
a. replace the term criminality
b. avoid stigmatizing youth
c. place youth appropriately after an offense
d. be applied to status offenders
ANS: D REF: 176 LO: 3

9. High school seniors self-reported being engaged most frequently in:
a. shoplifting
b. drug abuse
c. larceny
d. burglary
ANS: A REF: 176 LO: 4

10. A concern about the “single offender” arrest statistic:
a. it does not report the violator’s sex and age
b. it is not incorporated in juvenile justice data
c. it can present a skewed picture of crimes and victimization
d. it does not include offenders who are mentally ill
ANS: C REF: 179 LO: 3


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