Course Descriptions

CJA230 :  Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Justice Process

This course looks at the issues of child abuse and neglect as well as juvenile crime and the system designed to prevent it. Topics include: the history of childhood; the history of juvenile behavior, treatment and punishment; the various theories of juvenile criminal behavior; the operation of the juvenile justice system today; current treatment programs for juvenile offenders and the future of the juvenile justice system. This class focuses on issues within the U.S. and Europe.
Prerequisite: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 3
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