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Juvenile Justice (LAWE 1220)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: In this course, you will develop a knowledge of the Minnesota statutes relating to juveniles. You will explore the history and philosophies of the juvenile system, including theories related to causation and the effects of delinquency, as well as learn strategies for working with juveniles in the prevention of delinquency.

Topical Outline:
1. Definition and measurement of juvenile delinquency
2. Social control and the theories of juvenile delinquency
3. The family, schools, the police, gangs and juvenile delinquency
4. Juvenile law, courts, and corrections

Learning Outcomes:
1. Define juvenile delinquency and identify the methods used to measure the scope of juvenile delinquency
2. Discuss the theoretical foundations of delinquency and the biological, psychological, sociological, critical life course, and integrated theories of juvenile delinquency
3. Discuss the relationships of family, schools, police, and gangs with juvenile delinquency
4. Identify and discuss the key components of the juvenile system; law, courts, and corrections

Prerequisites:  Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052