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Juvenile Justice

PCCUA Course
CJI 143
ACTS Course
None
Credits
3
Lecture
3 hours

Description

This course introduces students to issues and trends of juvenile delinquency and provides a background of the social problems which perpetuate delinquency. A detailed study of theories related to the macro and micro perspectives of crime among delinquents will be examined including the biological, psychological, and social roots of delinquency. In addition, students will learn the history and evolution of the juvenile justice system.