Criminal Justice-COLL | American Juvenile Justice System
P375 | 11117 | Bingham


An overview of the history and development of the American juvenile
justice system is provided while examining numerous causation
theories linked to juvenile delinquency. Juvenile Court processing
is examined as well as diversion/referral programming
designed to prevent system penetration.  Community-based and
residential treatment programs are outlined as to strengths,
weaknesses, and effectiveness in reducing recidivism.  Balanced and
restorative justice and evidence-based emphases within the juvenile
justice system are examined. Course includes tours and observations
of Juvenile Court and community-based and/or residential
programming.

Class meeting:  5:45-8:15, Tuesday

Distribution Credit:  S & H

Instructor:  Robert Bingham, Criminal Justice Department