MCJ 5460

Description

Explores the nature and extent of delinquency and subsequent policy applications from theoretical and administrative approaches as well as current research into juvenile deviant and delinquent behavior.

Objectives

  1. Define and explain the concept of delinquency and status offending, the measurement of delinquency, and the trends and patterns in the patterns of delinquency rate.
  2. Assess the legal and social implications of delinquency.
  3. Summarize the various theoretical models that have been used to explain delinquent behavior.
  4. Recite and explain reasons why youths join gangs and the methods of controlling gang activity.
  5. List, explain, and analyze the environmental and individual correlates of delinquency.
  6. Identify and categorize several programs of early intervention of delinquency.
  7. Define and explain delinquency prevention in the teenage years.
  8. Specify and explain the nature of juvenile justice advocacy.
  9. Summarize information and viewpoints on juvenile corrections, including probation, restorative justice programs, and secure juvenile corrections.
  10. Contrast juvenile justice systems in other nations and compare them with the system used in the United States.
  11. Project and predict the future of delinquency and juvenile justice.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Juvenile delinquency: Theory, practice, and law (Rev: 11)

Publisher: Cengage Learning (2012)
Author: Siegel, L. J., & Welsh, B. C.
ISBN: 1111346895
Price: $163.76

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the CSU Bookstore at bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu