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CJ 505   Juvenile Justice    Credits: 3

This graduate course provides students with a fundamental and an in-depth examination of the theoretical and historical foundations of juvenile justice. Topics include: the history of the juvenile justice system, juvenile crime, juvenile criminals, juvenile crime victims, theories of crime such as choice theory, deterrence theory, biological theories, psychological theories, social structure theories, social process theories and social reaction theories, delinquency intervention and prevention, the police's role with juveniles, juvenile law procedure, juvenile court, juveniles entering the adult criminal justice system via waivers, community-based corrections, institutional corrections for juveniles, gangs and juvenile delinquency, special populations of juveniles and especially in regards to juvenile delinquents and finally the possible future directions of the juvenile justice system.

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