- What are the five categories of youth gangs?
- Bob and Jimmy are arguing over a girl at a party. The
next day at school, Jimmy tells Bob that if he looks at this girl again,
he will no longer have a car to drive. After school, Bob and Jimmy begin
arguing again and start to fight. Jimmy is pushed on to the ground and
breaks his arm.
- Discuss the crimes related to participation in criminal
organizations in Canada. What is a criminal organization? Can a gang be a
- Momo is on a field trip to McDonald’s with her youth
crime class and her pet goat named Teddy, who has three legs. While ordering
a BLT bagel and milkshake to sooth her hangover from underage drinking the
night before, Bob –her classmate- told her he would kill her goat Teddy if
she didn’t hand over her milkshake. Momo was scared because this meant her
milkshake brought all the boys to the yard.
- 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?
- Explain custodial and non custodial sentences in the youth
criminal justice system.
- Explain extrajudicial measures and sanctions in the youth
criminal justice system.
- Mrs. Krabappel hits student Bart over his head with a
ruler. Bart was being very disruptive to the class and teacher. Bart is
- Explain the crimes of assault and threats. Include all
- Billy threatens to beat up Joe after school on the
playground. Joe agrees and meets Billy at 3 pm after the last school bell.
A fight breaks out between the two boys. Afterwards, they go home. Billy’s
mother notices that he has a black eye.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
bank (not for the next midterm)
- Explain the main aspects of the youth criminal
- Discuss the two main principles of the Youth Criminal
- Joey brings a gun to school and Sally sees him put it
in his locker. The Principal is informed and he calls the police to the
school. The police find the gun and arrest Joey. While on their way to the
station, Joey confesses to murdering his grandmother. The officer tells
Joey that he will not be charged for his grandmother’s murder if he sleeps
- Josie is 13 and her 18-year old coach asks her to
sleep with whim. Is this a crime? What if she had initiated the contact?
- Ginger has a son –Jimmy- who suffers from fetal
alcohol syndrome. When Jimmy is 10, the baby sitter –Roxanne, 16- engages
in consensual sexual relations with him while in her care. When the police
detain Roxanne for questioning, they do not notify her parents.
- What are the main criminology views? Give examples.
- Discuss all sex crimes that protect youth.
- Jack, a 15-year old altar boy, willingly engaged in
oral sex with the priest in his parish.
- John, a 28-year old teacher, has consensual sex with
one of his students, a 17-year old girl, over the summer break.
- A 12 year old robs a convenience store. The elderly
man behind the counter grabs a bat and swings at him. The 12-year old
grabs the bat away from the man, and starts to beat him with it. Once he
is done, he leaves with all the candy he stole.
- Discuss the rights that youth have under the YCJA and