JADM 435 DeVry Midterm Exam



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JADM 435 DeVry Midterm Exam


JADM 435 DeVry Midterm Exam


JADM 435 DeVry Midterm Exam

Question 1. 1.(TCO 1) Jails in the U.S. are used to house: (Points : 5)

  • juveniles who have committed a status offense.
  • only violent adult offenders.
  • individuals with mental health disorders.
  • both adult and, at times, juvenile offenders.

Question 2. 2.(TCO 2) There are basic rules for correctional officers when conducting headcounts. These include all but one of the following: (Points: 5)

  • Controlling the count
  • Physically observing flesh and breathing
  • Ignoring behavioral changes in inmates
  • Starting the count over if interrupted

Question 3. 3.(TCO 3) Measures to combat security threat groups include various practices. Which of the following is not one of those practices? (Points: 5)

  • Photographing all tattoos and markings
  • A minimum tolerance policy
  • Having an STG unit
  • Segregating known STG leaders

Question 4. 4.(TCO 4 & 5) The American Medical Association recommends medical attention for offenders with all but which of the following conditions? (Points: 5)

  • The offender is unconscious.
  • Inmates who claim to be on medication but that do not possess the medication.
  • Inmates who refuse their medication.
  • Pregnant women with serious physical problems.

Question 5. 5.(TCO 4 & 5) Inmates who should be segregated include all but which of the following types? (Points: 5)

  • Juveniles, if not certified as adult
  • Inmates in protective custody
  • Inmates who have behavioral problems
  • Prisoners who committed a white-collar offense

Question 6. 6.(TCO 5 & 6) According to Lt. Lance Bohn, prison programs and activities: (Points : 5)

  • pacify inmates and provide incentive for following the rules.
  • foster a competitive spirit between rival prison gangs.
  • serve a viable intervention function, preparing inmates for reentry.
  • do little to reduce prisoner misconduct

Question 7. 7.(TCO 5 & 6) Findings from a study conducted by the BJS and published in 2006 reveal all but which of the following concerning jail inmates? (Points: 5)

  • 64 percent of inmates have some form of mental illness.
  • 12.5 percent of inmates with mental health disorders were held for assault.
  • Far less than 45 percent of inmates with mental health disorders were male.
  • 32 percent of jail inmates with mental health issues were violent offenders.

Question 8. 8.(TCO 5 & 6) All but one of the following will characterize the jail of the future; which trait will not describe future correctional facilities? (Points: 5)

  • Crowding and efforts to find alternatives to incarceration
  • A general disregard for inmate rights
  • Advances in security equipment
  • Advances in staff training and education

Question 9. 9.(TCO 2) Recommended guidelines for jail key control include all but which of the following steps? (Points: 5)

  • Keys should be cross-indexed.
  • Keys must be checked out and returned to a secure area.
  • Keys should never come into contact with inmates.
  • Each correctional officer should be issued a grand master key.

Question 10. 10.(TCO 4) Subjective jail classification is: (Points : 5)

  • relatively ineffective.
  • the only accurate means of predicting a security threat.
  • a gut feeling based on personal work experience.
  • a reliable scientific approach to inmate threat classification.

Question 11. 11.(TCO 1) Some say the American correctional system is overwhelmed with problems it just cannot solve. Discuss in detail at least three problems commonly thought to impede the overall effectiveness of the correctional system. In your response, present a best practices solution to one of these problems.(Points : 25)

Question 12. 12.(TCO 6) Briefly discuss the problems associated with the incarceration of prisoners with mental health or co-occurring disorders. Identify contemporary efforts used by one or more correctional facilities in an effort to better serve and control inmates with mental health issues. (Points: 25)