cjs245 | undergraduate
Juvenile Justice Systems And Processes
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Overview of Juvenile Justice in the United States
- Assess the impact of national initiatives, case law, and legislation on state juvenile justice systems.
- Describe the history and development of the juvenile court system.
- Describe the basis and philosophy of the juvenile justice system.
- Compare the roles of the juvenile and adult courts.
Law Enforcement and the Community
- Describe the role of law enforcement in community based programs.
- Describe the role of gangs on juvenile offenders.
- Compare community policing strategies regarding law enforcementâs role in relation to juveniles.
- Distinguish between educational, prevention, and community programs for juveniles.
Juvenile Court Process
- Explain the models of risk and needs assessment tools used with juvenile offenders.
- Describe the juvenile court process in the handling of juvenile offenders.
- Explain the fitness issues and transfer of a minor to adult court.
- Explain the roles and authority of the judge, prosecuting attorney, court-appointed special advocate, defense counsel, and probation officers.
- Explain the adjudication process.
- Explain the use of community intervention strategies.
- Identify the resources necessary to work with juveniles with special needs.
- Compare correctional alternatives for juvenile treatment.
- Identify the types of institutions, programs, and services available to juveniles.
- Evaluate the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court rulings on juvenile sentencing.
- Describe emerging treatment strategies, specialty courts, and other juvenile-based programs.
- Assess existing and new research in determining the future of the juvenile justice system.
- Describe potential issues regarding the reform of the juvenile justice system.
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