SO 250 - Youth Crime (CJ 250)
(3 cr.) This course deals with youth crime as distinct from adult offending. Students examine development of the juvenile delinquency concept and justification for classifying juvenile offenders as separate from adults. Factors contributing to the onset of juvenile delinquency and relevant research also are examined. The course considers the development and current functions of the juvenile justice system, paying particular attention to the challenges justice officials face daily. A range of widely used treatment strategies for dealing with juvenile offenders is examined. Prerequisite: SO 101; Every Year, Fall

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