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    Jul 13, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

CJFS 3760 - Juvenile Deliquency/Juvenile Justice

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: One of the following: CJFS 1120; or LGST 1110; or PSY 1330; or SOC 1110; or instructor consent.

Notes: It is highly recommended that criminal justice majors complete CJFS 1140 prior to enrolling in this course. This course is designed for students during their junior or senior year of study.

This course is an approved elective for Sociology majors.

Credits: 4