CRJ 221 : Juvenile Offenders

This course provides for a holistic approach to the study of the many factors that relate to juvenile delinquency. The scope and nature of delinquency, methods of prevention, environmental influences, the juvenile justice system, and juvenile corrections will be among topics examined and discussed. Three lecture hours per week.
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of the Criminal Justice System including the police, court, correctional systems, and the juvenile justice system. 2. Understand and explain the importance of ethics and ethical behavior in the achievement of justice within a diverse environment. 3. Demonstrate proficiency through oral and written communication. 4. Acquire and analyze information from a variety of academic and professional sources in a critical and scientific manner.