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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. Of the juvenile cases that make it to adult court, what percentage are dismissed as too minor, according to the author in Part 3, Chapter 16?
2. Humes describes what case of Sherry Gold’s involving a juvenile who was thought to be guilty until Gold’s investigation proved he was innocent in Part 3, Chapter 15?
3. Sister Janet pleaded against the mother of what victim in order to have Elias tried as a juvenile in Part 2, Chapter 10?
4. What is the title of Part 4, Chapter 18?
5. Elias was sent to CYA but disobeyed orders so that he would be sent to jail and would be able to kill whom, according to the author in Part 2, Chapter 11?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Judge Dorn view himself as an authority figure? How did others perceive him in the system, according to the author in Part 2, Chapter 12?
2. What incident is described by the author involving a child molestation case in the opening of Part 3, Chapter 14?
3. How is Mark Lancaster’s background described in Part 3, Chapter 15? What was Mark charged with?
4. Who was Peter Wilson? What did Peter Wilson address during a press conference described by the author in Part 2, Chapter 10?
5. What did Elias reveal to Sister Janet in Part 2, Chapter 10? How did this come about?
6. How was Ronald Duncan’s testimony described by the author in Part 3, Chapter 13?
7. How does the author describe Shy Boy’s circumstances in Part 3, Chapter 15?
8. Humes relates two cases involving Dorn’s juvenile justice resolutions in Part 2, Chapter 12. How does he describe the “good outcome” case?
9. What was the outcome in the case of Hugh, described by the author in Part 3, Chapter 15?
10. Who was arrested for the brutal murders in Inglewood in Part 3, Chapter 13? How was this suspect apprehended?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the foster care system of Los Angeles. How many kids are in the foster system today? How many were in the system in 1994? What problems does the author point out about the system? What changes do you think should be made to the system?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the setting of Central Juvenile Hall and examines the mood and tone of the book as established through this setting in “Intake.” How does the author establish a sense of fear and desperation within this setting? In what state of disrepair is the building described? Is this facility the same today?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss role of the intake officers at Central Juvenile Hall. Why does the author describe these figures as powerful? How do their reports help to shape the life of a prisoner within the juvenile justice system?
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