CRJU 351: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

This course provides an overview of the nature of juvenile delinquency, including its causes and correlates, as well as the current strategies for preventing and controlling its occurrence.

Syllabi: Fall 2013Spring 2014


This course examines the history, structure, rationale of the US juvenile justice system. Topic areas include the following: the historical evolution of the juvenile justice system, policing youth, diversion programming, the juvenile courts, transfer of youth to the adult criminal justice system, community corrections, confinement, and reentry. Attention is also devoted to special populations of youth under justice system supervision, including youth of color, girls, students, and sexual minority youth.

Syllabus: Spring 2014

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