Oct 20, 2021
AJS 212 - Juvenile Justice Procedures 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
The course will examine the causes, responses and prevailing legal and social practices concerning delinquency in America. Includes issues pertaining to the family, schools, gang membership, drug use and youth victimization. Also includes the juvenile justice system including the history and philosophy of the juvenile court, court decision-making, sentencing practices, diversion, institutionalization, community supervision and how it interfaces with the administration of justice.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Differentiate between the types of juvenile offenders and justice philosophies.
- Identify functions and responsibilities of those in the juvenile court process.
- Contrast between familial, cultural, and community issues affecting juvenile offenders.
- Describe correctional rehabilitation strategies related to juvenile offenders.
- Interpret policy and procedures, admission of evidence and the causation of crime. Competency 4.1
- Articulate the effect that crime has on society and the impact of criminal justice professional’s actions. Competency 4.2.
- The Extent of Delinquency
- The Social Context of Delinquency
- Gang membership
- Drug use
- Youth victimization
- History of the Juvenile Movement
- History of the Juvenile Court
- The Law and Juvenile Procedures
- Police Response to Juvenile Crime
- Juvenile Gangs
- Pre-Adjudication Procedures
- The Contemporary Juvenile Court
- Transfer to the Adult Court
- Juvenile Corrections
- Drugs and Youth
- Status Offenses
- Juvenile Court in the Twenty-first Century
- Careers in the Juvenile Justice System
Full Academic Year 2017/18
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