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Goals: To acquaint the student with the history and inception of the juvenile court; the evolution of adolescence; understand, evaluate and apply theories of delinquency; and describe the organization of the juvenile justice system and intervention strategies. Content: Topics covered in this course include the historical development of the concept of delinquency, theories related to delinquent behavior, and how theories influence and impact the development of juvenile justice policy. The course will also cover the structure and operations of the juvenile justice system, and examine recent legal reforms and juvenile correctional strategies employed by professionals today. Taught: Annually, fall and spring. Prerequisite: CJFS 1120 or LGST 1110 or PSY 1330 or SOC 1110, or instructor consent. For CCJ majors, it is strongly encouraged that you complete CJFS 1140 and CJFS 3750 prior to enrolling in this course. This course is an approved elective for sociology and psychology majors. Credits: 4 credits
Margolies, Neal, "CJFS3760-02.Juvenile Deliquncy/Justice.Sp15.Margolies,Neal" (2015). Syllabi. 4647.