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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Criminal Justice - CJ 221

Juvenile Justice

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 221142436Juvenile JusticeONL3Wilsher C2/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 221347060Juvenile JusticeRMT3Wicker A7/20/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 221112301Juvenile JusticeONL3Hummer H31/31/0Open$12.00 
 221317058Juvenile JusticePSTC3Pfannes D20/20/0Open$12.00R  06:00 PM-08:54 PM FTC140

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday