CJ355- Juvenile Justice


This course covers the fundamentals of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice. We discuss adolescent development, theories of delinquency, contextual factors associated with delinquency, and the juvenile justice system. Students gain an understanding of adolescent development and context as they relate to crime among juveniles; of the advantages and disadvantages of various theoretical approaches to studying delinquency; of the juvenile justice system, past and present; and of how research can be used to inform practical problems in juvenile justice.


Taught in the fall and spring semesters annually. 3 credit hours. Open to students of all majors.