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Juvenile Delinquency
JUVENILE DELIN
CLASS CODE: SOC 383 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The nature, extent, causes, treatment and prevention of delinquency as well as the adjudication process will be considered. Social causes and solutions are emphasized.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Definitions, Biological Theories, Psychological Theories, Sociological Theories, Juvenile Correction, Justice System, Youth Cultures.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Know basic terms and definitions.
Know history of Juvenile Correction System
Know major theories or explanations including Biological, Psychological and Sociological.
Apply theories.
Learn about programs.
Groups information on youth cultures.
Experiences and interview guest speakers who work in the profession of juvenile corrections; including judge, probation officer, juvenile public defender.
REQUIREMENTS: Group oral presentation, objective exams, writing assignments, apply theories, discussion and complete test on program definitions and principles, conduct the student presentation, take exam on principles about several youth culture.
PREREQUISITES: Soc 111 or Soc 112 recommended
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001