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Social studies chapter 2 test review
This is for grade 9 social
Terms in this set (20)
Fair and Equitable
governed by rules that apply to everyone, taking into account individual needs and circumstances
a consequence for a crime, such as imprisonment, determined by a court of law
to make part of again
A permanent record of breaking the law, which is public information. A criminal record can bar you from some jobs, volunteer positions and travel to other countries.
Youth Criminal Justice Act
a law that defines the consequences that young offenders face
the institutions and procedures for applying laws in a society
an average citizen chosen to sit on jury
Criminal Code of Canada
The law that defines the consequences adults face for criminal offences
to instill positive behaviors and actions
reliability, based on a critical assessment of source, facts and bias
John Howard Society
A justice advocacy group that works with men, women, boys and girls in trouble with the law
help in the community performed as part of a sentence
What is the difference between YCJA and Youth criminal act
become law-abiding community members. It is important for youth to take responsibility for their actions.Offenders should be treated with respect meaning no headlines so they have privacy. Allows most offenders to avoid criminal record.
Criminal code- a long period of prison and has to goto court. Most get a criminal record. Allows publication of offenders' names. Deals with adults who get in trouble with the law.
what are the intetntion of the YCJA
To give young offenders another chance and to get them to learn from their mistakes.
What factors determine the consequences young offenders will face?
The seriousness of the offence
The young person's history.
The attitude of the young person
The young person's circumstances; for example, the actions may relate to substance abuse, a situation at home or in the community.
What are the responsibilities of a jury?
To decide what punishment the offender gets and to analyze the situation.
Why would it be important for an average citizen to know the law well?
So that they don't break it.
What is the responsibility of a justice advocacy group?
To support and stand up for the young offenders.
What are one similarity and one difference between the John Howard Society and the Elizabeth Fry Society?
their goal is to help the offender and a difference would be that Elizabeth society helps just girls and the John Howard helps boys and girls.
How does the Youth Criminal Justice Act attempt to treat young offenders fairly and equitably? State 3 ways.
The goal is to prevent a criminal record
all offenders get the same chances
all offenders are viewed the same
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