Jan 22, 2021  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAJ 549 - Juvenile Justice

Juveniles present many unique challenges for the contemporary justice system.  This class will provide a baseline of information to students to allow them to work with these populations and be aware of their unique attributes. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Prerequisite: admission to the master of science program in law and justice or instructor permission.


Learner Outcomes:
  • Students will identify, discuss, and critique the primary theories that explain juvenile delinquency.
  • Students will analyze the steps in the juvenile justice system and will be able to discuss the critical issues that are unique to juveniles.
  • Students will analyze the history of juvenile justice and the evolutions in law ending with contemporary laws that regulate juvenile behavior and conduct.
  • Students will develop, refine, and apply skills to read, explain, and critique modern social science research.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
Approved Fall 2017

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