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Juvenile Justice by Robert Taylor 5th Edition- Test Bank

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  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1259920593
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1259920592

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Juvenile Justice by Robert Taylor 5th Edition- Test Bank

Juvenile Justice, 5e (Taylor)
Chapter 9 The Juvenile Court

1) Under common law, a juvenile age ________ or older could receive the same sentence as an adult.
A) 7
B) 10
C) 12
D) 16
E) 18

2) In 1899, the first juvenile court was established in ________.
A) New York, New York
B) Cook County, Illinois
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
E) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3) Which of the following statements is true of juvenile court referees?
A) They primarily focus on serious felony cases.
B) They are responsible for the disposition of a case, in many instances, through the use of plea bargaining.
C) They preside over preadjudication hearings such as detention hearings and arraignments.
D) They are appointed by state governors via the Missouri plan.
E) They decide whether to petition the juvenile court to waive a case to the adult system.

4) The term parens patriae roughly translates as ________.
A) the true parent
B) the papa
C) the parent’s failure
D) the state as parent
E) the parent’s right

5) The court authority granted by law to hear a case is called ________.
A) waiver
B) authority
C) ownership
D) jurisdiction
E) command

6) Any behavior that is prohibited by the juvenile law of the state is called ________.
A) delinquency
B) a crime
C) gang behavior
D) a felony

7) An act committed by a juvenile that would not be considered a crime if committed by an adult is called ________.
A) a felony
B) an infraction
C) a violation
D) a major crime
E) a status offense

8) Which of the following is true of the delinquency cases that were processed by juvenile courts in 2014?
A) The most serious charge brought was a person offense in 13 percent of the cases.
B) The most serious charge brought was a drug offense in 26 percent of the cases.
C) The most serious charge brought was a property offense in 34 percent of the cases.
D) The most serious charge brought was a public order offense in 47 percent of the cases.


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