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Juvenile Delinquency and Methods of Rehabilitation Survey 1.

Do you think juvenile delinquency is the leading problem in the criminal justice system? (If yes, skip to question 3) a. Yes b. No 2. If not, what do you believe the leading problem is facing the criminal justice system? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

3. What do you think causes juveniles to commit crimes? (Select all that apply) a. Lack of parental control b. Mental illnesses c. Poverty d. Poor education e. Other (please specify): ____________________________________________ 4. What do you think is the best method to fix the issue of juvenile delinquency? a. Juvenile detention b. Boot camps c. Therapy/Counseling d. School programs e. Other (please specify): ____________________________________________ 5. Do you think juveniles records should stay with them once they enter adulthood? a. Yes b. No 6. If a juvenile commits the act of homicide, should they be processed through the juvenile system or the adult system? a. Juvenile system b. Adult system c. Depends on the case itself

7. Do you think that the government should move some of the funds used for incarcerating juveniles and place them into rehabilitation programs for juveniles? a. Yes b. No 8. For the following statements, choose whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or neither agree or disagree. Statement Strongly Agree Neither Disagree Strongly Agree Agree or Disagree Disagree Committing crimes as a juvenile will lead to a life of crime. Harsh punishments are necessary to eliminate future crimes. Parents should be responsible when their child commits a crime. Juveniles commit crimes because they are too young to know any better. Juveniles commit crimes to get attention. 9. Have you ever been personally victimized by a juvenile? a. Yes b. No 10. Have you/did you ever commit a crime as a juvenile? (if no, continue to 12) a. Yes b. No 11. If yes, what type of crime did you commit? a. Theft b. Vandalism c. Disorderly Conduct (underage drinking, fighting in public, etc.) d. Possesing/Smoking Marijuana or other types of tobacco e. Other (please specify): ________________________ 12. Are you ______ a. Male b. Female

13. How old are you? ______ 14. Are you ______ a. White/Anglo/Caucasian b. Black/African American c. American Indian/Native American d. Asian/Pacific Islander e. Other (please specify):_______________ 15. Are you ______ a. Hispanic b. Non-hispanic