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 20504
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Session Winter 2016, Second Half Session
Class Meeting Dates 02/22/2016 to 04/02/2016
Instructor Ms. Patricia Dahl
Campus Online Campus
Course Format Online
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Winter Term
    Feb 22, 2016 (6-week classes)
  • Spring Term
    Apr 11, 2016 (6- and 12-week classes)
    May 23, 2016 (6-week classes)

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