Juvenile Justice

CJS 1504 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergraduate
Description Introduces students to the history, structure, processes, and philosophies of juvenile justice systems in the United States. Explores responses to juvenile offenders ranging from prevention and diversion to institutional corrections and aftercare in the context of youth policy generally. Topics include contemporary issues and controversies, such as system fragmentation, changing conceptions of juvenile offenders, lack of a coherent justice system rationale, racial and gender bias in processing and confinement, proposals to abolish the juvenile court, juvenile offender legislation, juvenile case law, juvenile delinquency proceedings, protection afforded juveniles in civil cases, behavioral research studies, delinquency, abuse and neglect, transfers and waivers, status offenders, and comparative law.

Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 80088
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Session Spring 2015, Second Half Session
Class Meeting Dates 05/18/2015 to 06/27/2015
Instructor Mr. Nicholas Miofsky
Campus Online Campus
Course Format Online
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Spring Term
    May 18, 2015 (6-week classes)
  • Summer Term
    Jul 6, 2015 (8-, 6-, and 4-week classes)
    Aug 3, 2015 (4-week classes)

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