This course gives students an overview of American juvenile justice, in terms of both system and practice. It examines the juvenile offender, causes of juvenile crime, the juvenile court system, and juveniles in the adult court system. This course also looks at institutionalization, rehabilitation, the treatment of juveniles, and the future of juvenile justice in America. Theoretical perspectives from both sociology and criminology will be compared and contrasted. Field trips and guest speakers from a variety of institutions may be scheduled as part of this course.
CRJ 150: Juvenile Justice