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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The courtroom described in Part 1, Chapter 1, is what branch of the Lost Angeles Superior Court?
2. What famous court case determined that a juvenile must be afforded due process rights, specifically that a waiver of jurisdiction from a juvenile court to a district court must be voluntary and knowing?
3. What is the title of Part 1, Chapter 5?
4. According to the author in Part 1, Chapter 2, Carla James began lying to her parents at what age?
5. When the author talked to Carla James in Part 1, Chapter 7, she claimed that drive-by’s weren’t murder for what reason?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Roland Duncan’s behavior characterized when he returned from court in Part 1, Chapter 3?
2. How does the author describe Judge Dorn’s impressions on those within the California Juvenile Justice system in Part 1, Chapter 4?
3. For what crime was Carla James charged in Part 1, Chapter 2? How is Carla characterized by the author?
4. How is Richard “Shorty” Perez described in “Intake”? What was Perez charged with?
5. What led to George Trevino’s decision to join a street gang, according to the author in Part 1, Chapter 6? How did this lead to his arrest?
6. What did Elias Elizondo tell Edward Humes about juvenile reform in “Intake”?
7. How does the author describe “status offenses” in Part 1, Chapter 2? What is Humes’s opinion of status offenses?
8. How does the author describe George Trevino in Part 1, Chapter 6? How did George become a “300 kid”?
9. What was revealed by the star witness for the prosecution in the Ronald Duncan case in Part 1, Chapter 8?
10. What led to Gerald Francis Gault’s arrest in 1964? What was Gault charged with?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the time period that the book covers. What politicians were in office at this time? What were public feelings about the juvenile justice system in the United States? How has the juvenile justice system changed from the time in which the book was written to today?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and discuss the statistics of the LA social study on the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles described by the author in the Prologue of Part 1. Has this study been contested since the book was written? Where does the juvenile justice system stand today comparatively? Who conducted this study?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the figures of Geri Vance and Ronald Duncan in the book. For what crimes are each of these individuals charged? How does the author profile their histories and childhoods? With whom does the author most empathize and why?
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