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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
  • Explain the basic components of the juvenile justice systems and how they are interrelated.
  • Define crime, different types and causes of crimes, and use of terminology and legal terms.
  • Explain the beginning stages of the juvenile justice process and the integral role of law enforcement.
  • Grasp a basic understanding of juvenile and criminal law, and its philosophy and operations.
  • Explain the operation of the courts system including the courtroom work group, the various stages of the court process, and the progression of cases through the juvenile justice system.
  • Define the role of corrections in the juvenile justice system and the various aspects of corrections such as jails, prisons, probation and parole, and community corrections.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to the understanding of the juvenile justice system.

  • 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.