CJ205 Juvenile Justice

This course examines the juvenile justice system in America. Students will learn about the history of the juvenile court system in America, the differences between juvenile courts and adult courts, legal rights afforded to juveniles, theoretical explanations of juvenile delinquency, risk factors that contribute to delinquency, and preventative factors that reduce juvenile delinquency. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to recognize the differences between juvenile and adult courts, describe legal rights afforded to juveniles and compare and contrast risk factors contributing to delinquency and preventative factors which reduce juvenile delinquency..

Prerequisite: CJ100

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