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2023-2024 Catalog 
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CJS 231 - Juvenile Justice

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course thoroughly examines, compares and contrasts the juvenile and criminal justice systems regarding the management of youths. Students trace the historical development and original intent of the juvenile justice systems; laws and punishment policies specifically for juvenile offenders; traditional and contemporary sanctions; management systems for incarcerated juveniles separate and along side of adult criminals; long and short-term impacts of incarceration on youths; intermediate and community sentences; and finally, the controversies surrounding juvenile executions in America.

Prerequisite(s): CJS 111  and CJS 113  or SOC 224 .

Note: Typically offered OL; fall term.

Course Outcomes:

  • Illustrate the general causes of child, adolescent and young adult deviance and criminal behavior.
    • Apply facts, techniques, practices and rules to “real-life” scenarios for desirable results
    • Outline basic human needs
    • Describe the formulation of society and the process of maintaining order with respect to laws and public policy.
  • Outline the history of the American Juvenile Justice System
    • Review the formulation of laws, government and public policy
    • Evaluate the potential of various remedies to problems
    • Survey significant and political eras that influenced the direction of juvenile justice
  • Describe the critical social and political events in history that influenced the juvenile justice system.
    • Survey, compare and contrast the similarities and differences between national and international cultures in the care, custody and control of juvenile offenders.
    • Outline the history of juvenile justice
  • Define the roles of law enforcement regarding juvenile custody.
    • Distinguish the interdependence between the criminal and juvenile justice disciplines to include purposes, effects, policies and basic operations
    • Describe the specific functions of law enforcement when interacting with juveniles
  • Identify and properly use specific terms of the juvenile court system.
    • List the jargon, concepts and terms specifically used in juvenile justice.
  • Trace the juvenile justice adjudication process.
    • Describe the process from detention to deposition
  • Distinguish between the management practices for juvenile offenders in both the adult and juvenile correctional systems.
    • Compare and contrast procedural due process of law in both systems
  • Explain the effects of institutionalization upon juvenile offenders.
    • Identify critical behaviors and attitudes reflective of institutionalization
    • List the consequences, both positive and negative, of institutionalization.
  • Summarize the influences of education, vocational training and character development on the prevention and intervention of juvenile crime.
    • Communicate the greater influences of education toward preventing delinquency and activity with children
    • Outline the basic theories and techniques of job development for children and youth.