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Course Description

This course covers techniques of handling juvenile offenders and victims; prevention and repression of delinquency; diagnosis and referral; and organization of community resources. The course also includes juvenile law and juvenile court procedure with a strong emphasis on California law, including the California Penal and Welfare and Institution Codes. (C-ID: AJ 220) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyze and describe the juvenile justice system and its context in the criminal justice system.
  • Apply California laws pertaining to juvenile delinquency and dependency to case studies.
  • Critically distinguish between delinquency, status offenses, and dependency.
  • Critically analyze the distinctions between the adult and juvenile justice systems.
  • Critically evaluate Constitutional protections extended to juveniles thru judicial decisions.
  • Critically appraise the juvenile court dispositions.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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