cpss415 | undergraduate

Working With Juvenile Offenders

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This course will prepare students to address the challenges of working with juvenile offenders. Students will examine the differences in supervision strategies, classification systems, custodial relationship, and the unique role of the family with juvenile offenders.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    History and Overview of Juvenile Justice

    • Describe the juvenile justice system in America today and the development of juvenile institutions.
    • Discuss juvenile delinquency and what it means to be at risk.
    • Explore the social changes in juvenile justice over time and social process theories.
    • Define the developmental theories of delinquency and prevention strategies.

    The Measurement of Juvenile Offenders

    • Summarize trends in crime and delinquency.
    • Interpret the Uniform Crime Report and explore other major data sources in delinquency.
    • Differentiate challenges faced by male and female offenders.
    • Demonstrate how prevention and control of delinquency are measured.

    Juvenile Classification System and Community-Based Treatment

    • Analyze the juvenile court process and correctional treatment options for juveniles.
    • Examine juveniles’ attitudes toward police and the legal rights of juveniles.
    • Analyze juvenile probation and its impact on community-based treatment.
    • Compare types of community-based treatment.

    Community Supervision Strategies and Working with Juvenile Offenders

    • Explain strategies for the correctional treatment of juvenile offenders.
    • Examine the legal rights of confined juveniles.
    • Analyze juvenile probation practices.
    • Differentiate types of treatment options for juvenile offenders.

    Family and Other Juvenile Offender Challenges

    • Discuss the family’s influence on delinquency.
    • Explain the effects of child abuse and neglect.
    • Summarize the Family and Delinquency Control Policy.
    • Explore external factors related to delinquency.
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