Course Descriptions

CRJ 204 - Juvenile Justice

3 Credits

Juvenile delinquency and the role of the criminal justice practitioner in handling juvenile matters is examined. The philosophy and history of juvenile proceedings, including trends in prevention, placements, current court decisions and "rights of children" are emphasized. The Family Court Law of New York and handling of juvenile matters are explored. Three class hours.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe his/her attitudes and attributes in relation to juvenile justice careers.
2. Describe the various theories of crime causation.
3. Describe the effects of crime causation on the juvenile justice system.
4. Discuss the major components of the juvenile justice system.
5. Explain the interrelationships of the major components of the juvenile justice system.
6. Define key terms and concepts in the juvenile justice system.
7. Differentiate among key terms and concepts in the juvenile justice system.
8. Compare and contrast key terms in juvenile justice with those in criminal justice.
9. Discuss the problems unique to juveniles in contemporary culture.
10. Discuss the applicable federal and New York State law relevant to juvenile procedures.
11. Illustrate and explain the process of an adjudication from occurrence of the alleged act to disposition.
12. Discuss current trends in juvenile justice, which could include prevention, investigation, treatment, or rehabilitation.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018