Juvenile Justice

CJS 1504 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Introduces students to the history, structure, processes, and philosophies of juvenile justice systems in the United States. Explores responses to juvenile offenders ranging from prevention and diversion to institutional corrections and aftercare in the context of youth policy generally. Topics include contemporary issues and controversies, such as system fragmentation, changing conceptions of juvenile offenders, lack of a coherent justice system rationale, racial and gender bias in processing and confinement, proposals to abolish the juvenile court, juvenile offender legislation, juvenile case law, juvenile delinquency proceedings, protection afforded juveniles in civil cases, behavioral research studies, delinquency, abuse and neglect, transfers and waivers, status offenders, and comparative law.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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