Seminar In Juvenile Justice And Delinquency

This course will examine the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that increase the risk of juvenile delinquency, and how the justice system has reacted to crime committed by young people. Topics such as early intervention, protective factors, diversion, gangs, research based rehabilitation programs, and transfer to adult court will be examined. Students also will learn to critically assess and design evaluations of prevention and rehabilitation programs designed for juveniles.