Mar 31, 2023
SOC 344 - Juvenile Delinquency
A study of social factors causing delinquency in youth; major theories, analysis of treatment and control.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and discuss historical eras of juvenile delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System in the United States.
- Identify and discuss sources of data and statistics measuring the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency and their related strengths and weaknesses.
- Identify and discuss sociological theories of juvenile delinquency and be conversant with their theoretical scope and level of empirical support.
- Identify and discuss the social problems of juveniles’ lives, social groups and social institutions and their relationships to delinquency.
- Apply sociological theories of juvenile delinquency to social policy.
- Identify and discuss empirical knowledge about delinquency correction programs.
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