COURSE OUTLINE Juvenile Delinquency And Justice

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Butler Community CollegeHealth, Education, and Public ServicesDivisionMiles ErpeldingRevised Fall 2016Implemented Spring 2017COURSE OUTLINEJuvenile Delinquency and JusticeCourse DescriptionCJ 116. Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. 3 hours credit. This course will enable thestudent to understand the complex phenomena of juvenile delinquency andadolescent criminal behavior and to critically assess causes and solutions. Thestudent will study the origins, approaches and theories of juvenile delinquency; thejuvenile justice system, including police and courts; the juvenile correctional system;and societal response to the delinquency problem, as well as the cross-culturalperspective regarding juvenile delinquency.Required MaterialsFor complete material(s) information, refer to https://bookstore.butlercc.eduButler-Assessed OutcomesThe intention is for the student to be able to1. Develop a solid theoretical foundation to critically evaluate the juveniledelinquency problem.2. Develop and employ cross-cultural perspectives regarding juvenile delinquency.3. Apply juvenile delinquency theory to understand how juveniles and the agenciesthat handle them function.Learning PACT Skills that will be developed and documented in this courseThrough involvement in this course, the student will develop ability in the followingPACT skill area(s):Analytical Thinking Skills Critical thinking - Through written assignment and other activities, the studentwill develop critical thinking skills by analyzing juvenile delinquency problems.Major Summative Assessments Task(s)These Butler-assessed Outcome(s) and Learning PACT skill(s) will be demonstrated by1. Completing an essay or writing project that evaluates the juvenile delinquencyproblem from a theoretical foundation and applies juvenile theory and crosscultural perspectives to understand juveniles and the agencies that handle them.Skills or CompetenciesThese actions are essential to achieve the course outcomes:1. Compare and contrast the adult and juvenile justice systems.2. Differentiate between the sources of official data.CJ 116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice1

3.4.5.6.7.8.Explain the development of the juvenile justice system.Apply juvenile justice theories to practical situations.Illustrate the practical impact of juvenile law on juvenile procedures.Distinguish main procedural differences between adult and juvenile court.Summarize juvenile court and corrections options following adjudication.Explore juvenile behaviors, characteristics, and risk factors that lead to juvenilecrime properties.9. Identify factors that influence police discretion.10. Demonstrate appropriate intervention strategies for juvenile offenders.Learning UnitsI.Juvenile justice and delinquency in the united statesA. Origins of the juvenile justice systemB. Juvenile court jurisdictionC. Language of juvenile justiceD. Overview of the juvenile justice systemE. Comparison of juvenile and criminal justice systemsII.History of the juvenile justice systemA. Changing shape of the juvenile justice systemB. Historical treatment of juvenilesC. Early American juvenile institutionsD. Early juvenile justice in the United StatesE. Traditional model of juvenile justiceF. Due process model of juvenile justiceG. Punitive model of juvenile justiceH. Shifting assumptions of juvenile justice in the united statesI.Cyclical changes in juvenile justiceIII.Juvenile crime, criminals, and victimsA. Issues in the measurement of juvenile crimeB. Measuring the extent of juvenile crimeC. Trends in juvenile crime and statisticsD. Juvenile victimization rates and trendsE. Risk and protective factors in juvenile delinquencyIV.Choice, deterrence, biological, and psychological theoriesA. Theories of juvenile delinquencyB. Classical and positive schools of thoughtC. Choice theoryD. Deterrence theoryE. Biological theoriesF. Psychological theoriesV.Social structure, social process, and social reaction theoriesCJ 116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice2

A.B.C.D.E.VI.Social theories of delinquencySocial structure theoriesSocial process theoriesLife course theoriesSocial reaction theoriesDelinquency prevention and interventionA. Delinquency prevention programsB. Theory of delinquency preventionC. Early pre-delinquent intervention and preventionD. DiversionE. School-based programsF. Community-based programsG. Teen CourtsH. Programs focusing on status offensesI.What doesn’t work / what does workVII. Police and juvenilesA. Central role of police agencies in the juvenile justice systemB. Role of the police in dealing with juvenile offendersC. Police discretion in dealing with juvenile offendersD. Police-based programs for juvenilesE. New directions in working with juveniles in policingVIII. Juvenile law and procedureA. Development of juvenile law and procedureB. Early juvenile lawC. Landmark united states supreme court cases in juvenile justiceD. Issues in juvenile lawE. Adult criminal trials versus juvenile adjudicatory proceedingsIX.Juvenile courtA. First juvenile justice courtsB. Juvenile court todayC. Juvenile court personnelD. IntakeE. Prosecutor decision makingF. AdjudicationG. DispositionH. Future of the juvenile courtX.Juveniles in the criminal justice systemA. Changing beliefs about the purpose of juvenile justiceB. Waiver to adult courtC. Blended sentencingCJ 116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice3

D. Juveniles in adult prisonsE. Death penalty for juvenile offendersXI.Community-based corrections for juvenilesA. Overview of juvenile correctionsB. History of juvenile correctionsC. Juvenile community correctionsD. Juvenile probationE. Variations in juvenile probationF. Alternative sanctions in juvenile community correctionsG. Community correctional alternatives to incarcerationH. Aftercare for juveniles, juvenile parole, and parolee servicesI.Qualities of effective juvenile correctional programsXII. Institutional corrections for juvenilesA. Juvenile placementB. Population in institutional correctionsC. Institutional facilities for juvenilesD. Programming in institutional correctionsE. Institutional life for juvenilesF. Suicide in juvenile correctionsG. Sexual abuse in juvenile facilitiesH. Working in institutional correctionsXIII. Gangs and delinquencyA. Gangs in societyB. Defining gangsC. Extent of the gang problemD. Types of gangsE. Characteristics of gangsF. Responses to gangsG. Controlling gang activityH. Future of gangsXIV. Special populationsA. Juveniles and violenceB. Mentally ill juvenile offendersC. Juvenile drug offendersD. Juvenile sex offendersE. Chronic juvenile offendersF. Violent juvenile offendersG. Juvenile victimization and exploitationXV. Future directions in juvenile justiceA. Juvenile court will changeCJ 116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice4

B. Current directions in juvenile justiceC. Balanced and restorative justice modelD. Final thoughts: future directions in juvenile justiceLearning ActivitiesLearning activities will be assigned to assist the student to achieve the intendedlearning outcome(s) through lecture, instructor-led class discussions, guest speakers,group activities, drills/skill practice and other activities at the discretion of the instructor.These activities may be either face-to-face or online.Grade determinationThe student will be graded on learning activities and assessment tasks. Gradedeterminants may include the following: daily work, quizzes, chapter or unit tests,comprehensive examinations, projects, presentations, class participation, and othermethods of evaluation at the discretion of the instructor.CJ 116 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice5

COURSE OUTLINE Juvenile Delinquency and Justice Course Description CJ 116. Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. 3 hours credit. This course will enable the student to understand the complex phenomena of juvenile delinquency and adolescent criminal behavior and to critically assess cau

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