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2023-2024 Course Catalog

CRIM 2140 Juvenile Justice

4 hours

Majors, Minors & Degrees:


This course examines the unique framework and workings of the juvenile justice system. This system is in the process of on-going profound changes in both legal rights and corrections. We will examine the reasons why juveniles commit crimes and status offenses. The current issues in juvenile justice such as: gangs, growth in "female" criminal involvement, and the hardening of juvenile offenders are also considered.

Prerequisite(s): CRIM 1010 Introduction To Criminal Justice.

(Normally offered alternate years.)