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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. In Part 3, Chapter 14, the DA went after what judge (aside from Judge Dorn)?
2. Who asked a legally improper question when Ronald Duncan was on the witness stand in Part 3, Chapter 13?
3. What was the fifteen-year-old pregnant girl with the teardrop tattoo charged with in Part 4, Chapter 18?
4. Roy Sukoda was attempting to figure out a profile for what in Part 2, Chapter 9?
5. What is the title of Part 3, Chapter 16?
Short Essay Questions
1. What argument did Jim Hickey make at a meeting to discuss juvenile justice reform in Part 2, Chapter 9?
2. How is Mark Lancaster’s background described in Part 3, Chapter 15? What was Mark charged with?
3. Where was Carla James sent for her actual sentence after her evaluation in Part 2, Chapter 11?
4. What did Elias do in order to be sent to “adult prison” in Part 2, Chapter 11? Why?
5. How was Geri Vance’s court case described in Part 3, Chapter 16? What was the outcome?
6. What conclusions does the author reach of the juvenile justice system in Part 4, Chapter 18? What statistics were shown in Humes’s writing students?
7. How did Peggy Beckstrand feel about Jason’s witness testimony in Part 3, Chapter 13?
8. How did the battle between Judge Dorn and the DA’s office progress in Part 3, Chapter 14?
9. What program helped to rehabilitate Andre, according to the author in Part 2, Chapter 9?
10. How does the author describe the “reformer buzz” that took place in 1994 in Part 2, Chapter 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Luis Santos’s story presented to the writing class in Part 1, Chapter 5. What effect did the narrative have on the other inmates? Why? Do you think that Luis’s story showed potential as a writer? Why or why not? What statement do you think the author is making by including these written excerpts?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the history of “status offenses” in the United States. What are status offenses that exist today? How are status offenses dealt with in criminal law? Do you agree with the author’s implication that having status offenses helped to keep potential criminals off the streets? What are the pros and cons of this system?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the landmark case of Gerald Frances Gault. When was In re Gault published by the Supreme Court? What did this decision mean for the future of the juvenile justice system in the United States? How does Edward Humes view the case?
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