BCJ 210 Juvenile Justice

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BCJ 210 Juvenile Justice

3 Semester Units

Juvenile Justice explores the history of juvenile justice, the juvenile justice system and special populations. It focuses on the system itself, the processes within it and the young people who become involved in it. A historical view of the juvenile justice system and how it relates to the entire criminal justice system is also presented.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine the historical context related to the field of juvenile justice.
  • Identify the risk factors associated with delinquency and other juvenile problem behaviors.
  • Examine the significance of key research and/or landmark cases impacting the field of juvenile justice.
  • Identify the key theories that underlie the field of juvenile justice.
  • Discuss the definition and attributes of crimes and punishments related to juveniles.


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