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CJS 2215 Law & the Juvenile Offender

The juvenile justice system and the laws that protect the alleged delinquent. The rights of juveniles, philosophy, goals of the juvenile court and its programs, and the community attitude toward delinquency.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: CJS 1101 

Outcomes

  • Explain the nature of deviant and delinquent behaviors and identify such behaviors based on case facts.
  • Demonstrate one classification and assessment tool for juvenile offenders from the risk assessment tools explored during the course.
  • Explain the legal definitions of delinquency, dependency, neglect, and deviance and identify the definition of a juvenile based on case facts.
  • Identify when a juvenile‚Äôs constitutional rights need to be upheld throughout each step of a juvenile adjudication.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3