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CJ 202
Crime and Delinquency


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
The development of criminal justice responses to formal handling of juveniles. Examination of the legal status of juvenile offenders and other related special conditions involving juveniles in crime and delinquency. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the sociological and developmental views of juvenile delinquency.
  • Summarize the historical treatment of children form Middle Ages to present-day that led to the development of our current juvenile justice system.
  • Define the terminology and legal terms unique to the juvenile justice system.
  • Differentiate the legal status of juvenile delinquents and the legal rights of children.
  • Explain the various states of the juvenile court process and corrections in the formal handling of juveniles within the criminal justice system.
  • Interpret the association between social, economic, personal, and demographic factors that influence directional changes, trends, and crime rates of delinquent behavior.
  • Analyze the central principles and strategies used to prevent juvenile delinquency.

  • Course Topics
  • The history on childhood development, beliefs, views and how it contributes to delinquency.
  • Nature and extent of theoretical views on juvenile delinquency.
  • How social factors and delinquency are linked together.
  • The sociological and developmental views on juvenile delinquency.
  • Gender and delinquency; how it relates and differences in development.
  • Family life, structure and juvenile delinquency.
  • The role of peer groups, juvenile gangs, and other groups on delinquency.
  • Schools and Delinquency: Trends in modern American society.
  • Drug use and juvenile delinquency.
  • The history and development of the juvenile justice system.
  • How police work with juveniles; review juvenile court processes, and sentencing.
  • Current juvenile corrections on probation, community, treatment, and institutionalization.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CJ 202
    Spring 2014
    5784
    Curtis Phillips
    CJ 202
    Spring 2013
    5741
    Curtis Phillips
    CJ 202
    Spring 2010
    0815
    Curtis Phillips
    CJ 202
    Spring 2010
    8020
    Curtis Phillips
    CJ 202
    Spring 2009
    0815
    Curtis Phillips


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.