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CJS 132 - Juvenile Delinquency

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Analyze how society labels, processes, controls and treats juvenile offenders. Review theories of causality; methods of classification; rates, types and trends of juvenile delinquency; and evolving legal approaches. Discuss special areas including violence, drug use and gang behavior.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 111  or PSY 111  and eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . 

Crosslisted: Also offered as SOC 132 ; credit will be not given for both CJS 132 and SOC 132 .

Course Outcomes:
  1. Identify the nature and extent of delinquency locally, nationally, and world-wide.
  2. Discuss different theoretical approaches to the causation of delinquency and delinquent trajectories.
  3. Critically evaluate various problem areas in delinquency and propose appropriate solutions.