Juvenile Delinquency & Justice

This course examines the historical precedents and philosophical reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults. Students review empirical evidence about child development that can illuminate the reasons for the individual's special status within the system. We also study the major theories that have been proposed as explanations of delinquent behavior. Finally, we take a detailed overview of the juvenile justice system, from its beginnings to the current state of the institution.

Dr. Linda Davis-Stephens, Instructor

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