Course Summary
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12 -- 15 weeks (129 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Criminal Justice or Administration Justice


The course objective is to provide an overview of American juvenile justice in terms of both system and practice. It examines the juvenile offender, causes of juvenile crime, the juvenile court system, and juveniles in the adult court system. This course also looks at the institutionalization, rehabilitation, and treatment of juveniles, and the future of juvenile justice in America.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define terms related to juvenile justice
  • Describe the measurement of juvenile crime
  • Analyze juveniles in the adult court system
  • And investigate international juvenile justice
  • Analyze the impact history has had in juvenile justice
  • Describe the various theories related to juvenile justice
  • Examine the juvenile justice system
  • Describe juvenile victims
  • Analyze the effectiveness of juvenile probation and community based programs
  • Appraise the treatment of juvenile offenders
  • Analyze the juvenile offender

General Course Topics:

  • Juvenile justice overview
  • The measurement of juvenile crime
  • The police and juveniles
  • The juvenile court
  • Juveniles in adult court
  • Juvenile probation
  • Community based programs and aftercare
  • Juvenile institutionalization
  • Treatment
  • Understanding the youthful offender
  • International juvenile justice
  • The future of juvenile justice
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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