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Lesson 64: Respecting Authority and Obeying Laws

Self-Check Quiz

One consequence a juvenile offender may experience is diversion. This is a(n) ________.
A)conditional release from a sentence in a correctional facility
B)camp that uses rigorous drills, hard physical training, and structure to teach discipline and obedience
C)approach to rehabilitation that involves sending juvenile offenders somewhere to learn how to obey laws
D)building, with cells, where convicted criminals stay
_________ is the temporary physical restriction of juveniles in special facilities until the outcome of their legal case is decided.
A)Juvenile detention
Between the ages of ten and thirteen, people reach the second stage of moral development. This stage involves _______.
A)role conformity
B)developing a conscience
C)social reciprocity
D)all of these
How can teens who have been juvenile offenders change their behavior by becoming involved in school activities?
A)They can't because they are always going to be offenders.
B)They will automatically develop a desire to put good grades above everything else.
C)They will gain self-respect and be less likely to put themselves at risk by commiting crimes.
D)They will meet friends in the activities who are never in trouble with the law.
Why is aftercare so important once a juvenile offender is paroled?
A)So the aftercare officer can follow him or her everywhere
B)To avoid having to send the offender to jail
C)To support the offender and help him or her find ways to avoid repeating illegal behavior
D)Because boot camps are all over-crowded
Which of the following is most likely the action of a person without a conscience?
A)Borrowing money from your parents
B)Stealing money from your grandmother
C)Spending all your money on CDs
D)Not studying for a test
Which of the following is most likely to affect the way teens develop moral codes?
A)If they do well in school or not
B)If they have a lot of friends
C)If parents set a good example of knowing right from wrong and making responsible decisions themselves
D)If parents teach role conformity, good conscience, and social reciprocity to children when they are very young
Which of the following is not a status offense?
A)skipping school
B)date rape
C)staying out past curfew
D)not coming home at night
Why might children whose parents let them do anything they want to be at higher risk for committing crime than teens whose parents set rules for behavior?
A)The parents are probably criminals too.
B)They are less likely to do well in a diversion program.
C)They are more easilty influenced by peer pressure.
D)They are not used to following rules or respecting authority.
Which of the following is a person who can help a juvenile offender or a teen in trouble if they cannot get the help they need from family?
C)Aftercare officer
D)All of the above
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