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CJ 221 - Juvenile Justice

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: The purpose of this course is to study problems of juvenile delinquency and the theories that explain juvenile delinquency. Attention will be given to the work of youth agencies, legislative involvement and new approaches to the prevention of juvenile crime.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Analyze the nature and extent of juvenile crime.
  2. Examine the causative factors associated with youthful violators.
  3. Explore legal rights of juveniles.
  4. Identify prevention and treatment techniques of juveniles.
  5. Summarize the legal concept of delinquency.
  6. Assess social forces in delinquency.
  7. Explore the family’s influence on delinquency.
  8. Analyze juvenile gangs and groups.
  9. Evaluate the role of the school in delinquency prevention.
  10. Assess the juvenile institutionalization and aftercare treatment systems.

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