College of Criminal Justice and Security
CJA/374 Version 3
Juvenile Justice Systems and Processes
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This course is a general orientation to the field of juvenile justice, including causation theories and the development of system responses to delinquent behavior. The problems facing juveniles today are addressed, and adult and juvenile justice systems are compared, including initial apprehension, referral, and preventive techniques. Specific issues examined include ...view middle of the document...
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Champion, D. J. (2010). The juvenile justice system: Delinquency, processing, and the law. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Overview of Juvenile Justice in the United States
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Objectives 1.1 Describe the history and development of the juvenile court system.
1.2 Compare the roles of the juvenile and adult courts.
1.3 Assess the impact of national initiatives, case law, and legislation on state juvenile justice systems.
1.4 Analyze methods and information sources used in the measurement of delinquency.
1.5 Identify the various theories of delinquency causation.
Reading Read the Week One Read Me First.
Read Ch. 1, 2, 3 & 4 of The Juvenile Justice System.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participation Participate in class discussion. 5/7/13 3