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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. According to the author in Part 1, Chapter 2, Carla James began lying to her parents at what age?
2. What did Ronald Duncan’s lawyer claim about his taped confession in the trial?
3. How old was Ronald Duncan when he allegedly committed double homicide?
4. When the author talked to Carla James in Part 1, Chapter 7, she claimed that drive-by’s weren’t murder for what reason?
5. According to the author in Part 1, Chapter 3, due to the protections of the Juvenile court, Ronald Duncan would be released by what age?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author describe “status offenses” in Part 1, Chapter 2? What is Humes’s opinion of status offenses?
2. 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?
3. When did the majority of intakes take place at the Central Lockup of Juvenile Hall, according to the author in “Intake”? Who in this system is described as having the greatest power?
4. How is Roland Duncan’s behavior characterized when he returned from court in Part 1, Chapter 3?
5. How did Judge Dorn’s conflict with the Public Defender’s office begin to escalate in Part 1, Chapter 7?
6. What was the judge’s decision regarding George Trevino’s “fitness”? Why did the judge reach this decision?
7. How does the author describe Judge Dorn’s impressions on those within the California Juvenile Justice system in Part 1, Chapter 4?
8. What led to Judge Dorn’s “media celebrity” that occurred in Part 1, Chapter 7?
9. According to the author in “Intake,” a LA social project was monitoring Richard Perez and others like him within the California Juvenile Justice system. What did these researchers conclude from the study?
10. How does the author describe Geri Vance’s home life growing up in Part 1, Chapter 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the childhood of Geri Vance and its contribution to Geri’s entrance into the juvenile justice system. Do you think that the criminal justice system should seek to remove children from homes like Geri’s? What are the positive and negative aspects of enacting programs to do such a thing?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the nuances of California fitness laws in comparison with other U.S. States. How does “age of majority” relate to the age of sexual consent, marriageable age, drinking age, driving age, voting age, etc.? How have laws changed in California regarding juvenile crimes and fitness?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the statistics presented by the author regarding the juvenile justice system in Part 1, Chapter 1. How much had violent crime committed by juveniles risen at the time the book was written? Were the projected statistics for 2010 correct? Why or why not?
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