cjs240 | undergraduate
Introduction To Juvenile Justice
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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The Juvenile Justice System
- Examine issues within the juvenile court process.
- Identify the main components of a comprehensive juvenile justice strategy.
- Compare and contrast the juvenile and adult justice systems.
Childhood Development and Delinquency
- Identify the pros and cons of Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and self-report data.
- Discuss juvenile accountability.
- Identify the risk factors associated with chronic offenders.
Individual Theories of Delinquency
- Differentiate between general deterrence, specific deterrence, and situational crime prevention.
- Discuss individual theories of delinquency.
Juvenile Corrections and Treatment
- Summarize important issues impacting institutionalized juveniles.
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of juvenile probation officers.
- Explain community-based treatment efforts.
- Discuss the importance of aftercare programs.
Gender Differences and Family Impact
- Explain how family makeup and behavior influence delinquency.
- Critique the child protection system.
- Discuss gender discrimination in the juvenile justice system.
- Describe current explanations for gender differences and delinquency.
Drug Use and Control
- Describe the key reasons for youth drug use.
- Explain the relationship between drug use and delinquency.
- Assess the major drug control strategies.
Peers, Juvenile Gangs, and School
- Recognize theories of gang development.
- Discuss the impact of adolescent peer relations.
- Describe the relationship between academic performance and delinquency.
- Explain methods to control gang activity.
Sociological Theories of Delinquency
- Give examples of social disorganization.
- Discuss the impact of social structure theories on delinquency prevention.
- Identify examples of the application of sociological theories of delinquency.
The Juvenile Delinquent and the System
- Discuss the future of juvenile justice.
- Debate a contemporary issue in juvenile justice.
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