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The Juvenile Court
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1

The juvenile court was established in __________________.
A)New York, New York
B)Cook County, Illinois (Chicago)
C)Boston, Mass
D)Philadelphia, Pa
E)Pittsburgh, Pa
2

The court authority granted by law to hear a case is called __________________.
A)waiver
B)authority
C)ownership
D)jurisdiction
E)command
3

The number of juvenile court cases involving offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault ______________ between 1996 and 2000.
A)increased 59 %
B)increased 37 %
C)decreased 37%
D)remained about the same
4

A sanction imposed requiring the individual to perform a predetermined number of hours of volunteer work in the community is called _____________.
A)victim restitution
B)retribution
C)community service
D)probation or parole
E)“shock probation”
5

A hearing held in some juvenile courts prior to the adjudication hearing in which the juvenile is made aware of his or her rights and is asked to enter a plea to the charges is called ________.
A)a sentencing hear
B)a predisposition hearing
C)an evidential hearing
D)an arraignment
E)a waiver hearing
6

Before the establishment of the first juvenile court, there was only one system of justice.
A)True
B)False
7

In all jurisdictions, Juvenile Court Judges hear only juvenile cases and do not get involved with adult cases.
A)True
B)False
8

A facility designed for short-term, secured confinement of the juvenile prior to court disposition or execution of a court order is called a confinement center.
A)True
B)False
9

Because of the parental nature of the state, plea bargains are illegal to use in the juvenile justice system.
A)True
B)False
10

The concept of parens patriae has been weakened in recent years. It is no longer the solid foundation of the juvenile court that it once was.
A)True
B)False