LAW 260 Juvenile Justice

3 credits

Examines the legal problems faced by children within the family, at school, and in the criminal justice system. An in-depth analysis will be made of the issue of delinquency, including theories of delinquency, the impact of gender, family, peers, schools and drug use on delinquency, and policies and programs designed to prevent delinquency. Students will develop a working knowledge of the juvenile justice system, including police, court and corrections processes and procedures.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 151