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Course Description

Criminal Justice - CJ 221

Juvenile Justice (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to study problems of juvenile delinquency and the theories that explain juvenile delinquency. Attention will be given to the work of youth agencies, legislative involvement and new approaches to the prevention of juvenile crime.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze the nature and extent of juvenile crime.
  • Examine the causative factors associated with youthful violators.
  • Explore legal rights of juveniles.
  • Identify prevention and treatment techniques of juveniles.
  • Summarize the legal concept of delinquency.
  • Assess social forces in delinquency.
  • Explore the family’s influence on delinquency.
  • Analyze juvenile gangs and groups.
  • Evaluate the role of the school in delinquency prevention.
  • Assess the juvenile institutionalization and aftercare treatment systems.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 221142900Juvenile JusticeOnline3Cramb R$12.0012/31/0Open 

Fall; 2018; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 221347024Juvenile Justice 3Wicker A$12.0025/31/0OpenT  08:30 AM-11:24 AM FTC140
 221347060Juvenile Justice 3Pfannes D$12.008/31/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:54 PM FTC110

Winter; 2019; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/04/2019

 221112301Juvenile JusticeOnline3Cramb R$12.0012/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 221317009Juvenile Justice 3Hummer H$12.0025/31/0OpenF  09:30 AM-12:24 PM FTC120
 221317058Juvenile Justice 3Wicker A$12.0021/31/0OpenR  06:00 PM-08:54 PM FTC140