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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 344 - Juvenile Delinquency

A study of social factors causing delinquency in youth; major theories, analysis of treatment and control.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
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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