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Juvenile Justice Systems And Processes

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This course is a general orientation to the field of juvenile justice, including causation theories and the development of system responses to delinquent behavior. The problems facing juveniles today are addressed, and adult and juvenile justice systems are compared, including initial apprehension, referral, and preventive techniques. Specific issues examined include chemical dependency, mental illness, and compulsive and habitual offenders. Special attention is given to the problems inherent in the police handling of juveniles and the function of juvenile courts.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    The Juvenile Court Process

    • Assess the models of risk and needs assessment tools used with juvenile offenders.
    • Analyze the role of the victim in juvenile court delinquency cases.
    • Describe the handling of offenders in the juvenile court process.
    • Explain the roles and authority of the judge, prosecuting attorney, Court-Appointed Special Advocate, defense counsel, and probation officers.

    Juvenile Corrections

    • Compare correctional alternatives for juvenile treatment.
    • Rate the types of institutions, programs, and services available to juveniles.
    • Determine the resources necessary to work with juveniles with special needs.

    Future Trends

    • Evaluate the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court rulings on juvenile sentencing.
    • Discuss the role of privatization in the juvenile justice system.
    • Assess existing and new research in determining the future of the juvenile justice system.

    Juvenile Justice in the United States

    • Describe the history and development of the juvenile court system.
    • Compare the roles of the juvenile and adult courts.
    • Assess the impact of national initiatives, case law, and legislation on state juvenile justice systems.
    • Debate the various theories of delinquency causation.

    Law Enforcement and the Community

    • Explain the role of the police in the juvenile justice system.
    • Assess community policing strategies in relation to juveniles.
    • Distinguish between educational, prevention, and community programs for juveniles.
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