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Question 1 

Approximately how many women in the United States are currently on parole?

A. 100,000 

B. 250,000 

C. 500,000 

D. 750,000

Question 2 

What percentage of women arrested in the United States are estimated to have minor children at home?

A. 10% 

B. 20% 

C. 50% 

D. 80%

Question 3 



Adopted by numerous states in 1970, the goal of this policy was to deinstitutionalize inmates who were not a “clear and present danger” to themselves or society.

A. Mental Health Release Act 

B. Mental Health Problems of Prison Inmates 

C. Treatment Rights of Mental Ill Inmates 

D. Community Mental Health Act

Question 4 



Children who have allegedly committed an offense that would be classified as a crime if an adult had committed the same offense are:

A. dependents. 

B. juvenile delinquents. 

C. unruly juveniles. 

D. neglected children.

Question 5 



Which of the following is NOT a typical placement option for the minor children of female inmates?

A. Continued placement with mother 

B. Placed with relatives 

C. Placed in foster parents 

D. Placed in juvenile institutions

Question 6 



This person, sentenced to life with little hope of parole, could live many years in the prisons of America and whose physical or mental disabilities require more extensive medical and treatment care.

A. Infectious offender 

B. Developmentally challenged offender 

C. Sex offender 

D. Geriatric prisoner

Question 7 



Compared to male state inmates, female state inmates were more likely to experience:

A. current medical, mental health, and substance abuse problems. 

B. homelessness in the year prior to arrest. 

C. physical/sexual abuse. 

D. All of the above

Question 8 



This special-category offender was once scorned, banished, and burned as evil and now makes up 20 percent of the prison population.

A. Criminally insane 

B. Mentally ill offender 

C. Developmentally challenged offender 

D. Sexual offender

Question 9 



The highest percent of arrests involving juveniles is for:

A. larceny-theft. 

B. arson. 

C. burglary. 

D. homicide.

Question 10 



These are programs found NOT to be effective in reducing delinquent behavior.

A. Behavioral interventions 

B. Education programs 

C. Well-designed treatment programs 

D. Drug education programs

Question 11 



Which of the following populations of women does NOT require special consideration in the prison setting?

A. Pregnant women 

B. Women over 55 years of age 

C. Single women 

D. Women with mental or physical disabilities

Question 12 



Many female inmates used which of the following drugs on a daily basis prior to their incarceration?

A. Cocaine 

B. Heroin 

C. Methamphetamines 

D. Steroids

Question 13 



This special category offender is more likely than other prisoners to have committed crimes such as homicide, manslaughter, and sexual offenses.

A. Sex offenders 

B. Infectious offenders 

C. Elderly inmates 

D. Developmentally challenged offenders

Question 14 



A special asylum was created for an offender who was found legally insane or incompetent and therefore could not be criminally convicted. The term for this type of offender is:

A. criminally insane. 

B. child molester. 

C. sexual predator. 

D. bi-polar.

Question 15 



This is a term used by the press and politicians to describe ruthless young men and women who see crime as a way of life and are unconcerned about the consequences of their actions.

A. Juvenile delinquent 

B. Superpredator 

C. Nuisance to society 

D. Hardened criminal

Question 16 



In Kent v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a child alleged to be a juvenile delinquent had which of the following rights?

A. Right to one phone call 

B. Right to counsel 

C. Right to prepare one’s own case 

D. Right to be silent