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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 narrator in “Intake,” the Central lockup facility was “ancient by Los Angeles standards,” meaning that it had been standing since before what?
2. What did the judge order regarding the confession tape in the Ronald Duncan case?
3. According to Luis Santos’s story in Part 1, Chapter 5, who collected Luis to go on a robbery?
4. What was the name of the boy that testified that Ronald Duncan confessed to the crime in Part 1, Chapter 8?
5. Judge Dorn worked his way through law school working as what, according to the author in Part 1, Chapter 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. What emotions does the author describe as being central within the juvenile justice system in Part 1, Chapter 1?
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. For what reasons did John Sloan join a street gang, according to the author in Part 1, Chapter 5?
4. What did Elias Elizondo tell Edward Humes about juvenile reform in “Intake”?
5. How is Judge Roosevelt Dorn described in Part 1, Chapter 1? What was Beckstrand’s impression of Dorn?
6. How does the author describe “status offenses” in Part 1, Chapter 2? What is Humes’s opinion of status offenses?
7. 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?
8. How does the author describe Geri Vance’s home life growing up in Part 1, Chapter 4?
9. How is Luis Santos described by the author in Part 1, Chapter 6? What was Luis charged with?
10. What was the judge’s decision regarding George Trevino’s “fitness”? Why did the judge reach this decision?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the author’s profile of Carla James in the book. How old was Carla when she began leading a “double life”? Why does the author assert that Carla may have been helped through the “status offense system”? What was Carla eventually charged with?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Discuss the author’s depiction of Peggy Beckstrand in the book. What opinions does the author give of Beckstrand? Do you think he represents this individual objectively? Do you feel that Beckstrand is an empathetic individual in the narrative? Why or why not?
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