YOUTH CRIME EXAM

 

General Instructions: Read every question before your start to answer any of them. Think carefully before you write your answers. Relate your answers to the issues and topics discussed in class. Discuss every problem that is fairly raised by the question. Organize your answer in essay form as clearly as possible. Question B may be answered in point form. The value for the question in section A is 9 points, for the scenario in section B 7 points and for the question in section C 4 points. In every answer make a personal appraisal of the issue discussed. If you need any clarification while you are working on the test, please contact me by email or come to my office during my office hours, and I will be glad to discuss it with you.

 

Evaluation criteria: The criteria are formulated in the form of questions. A positive response must be given to the following questions in order to obtain full credit for each answer. The value of the evaluation criteria for each of the four questions is as stated after each of question.

1.         Did you answer the question comprehensively? Are all relevant problems discussed? Was the answer readable and well organized? Did you make connections between issues discussed in your answer? Did your answer show an understanding of the topic dealt with? Value of this criterion: 6 points for the question in section A, 5 points for the scenario in section B, and 2 points for the question in section C.

  1. Did your answer discuss problems by reference to theoretical issues learned during the course? Did your answer show an understanding of the appropriate readings or class discussions? Did your answer show an understanding of the discussions and issues arisen in class? Did your answer make reference to class discussions, activities, and readings? Value of this criterion: 2 points for the question in section A, 1 point for the scenario in section B, and 1 point for the question in section C.
  2. Is there a critical personal assessment of the topic discussed? Does the personal assessment show some originality? Value of this criterion: 1 point for the question in section A, 1 point for the scenario in section B, and 1 point for the question in section C.

 

A. Answer the following question:

 

  1. Explain custodial and non custodial sentences in the youth criminal justice system.

 

B. Analyze each conduct. Identify the crime/s, exceptions, and elements.

 

Cindy just got into the soccer team. As part of the initiation, she was yelled at, forced to eat dog-food sandwiches, wear her underwear over her clothes, and finally had a ball kicked at her by all the members of the team with no protection. What would the crimes be if this took place in Canada? What crimes would they have committed if this took place in the US?

 

C. Choose one of the following questions and answer it:

 

  1. Explain extrajudicial measures and sanctions in the youth criminal justice system.
  2. Explain the crimes of assault and threats. Include all exceptions.
  3. Discuss the crimes related to participation in criminal organizations in Canada. What is a criminal organization? Can a gang be a criminal organization?