Course Abstract Details

CRIM-120, Juvenile Justice

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-120, Juvenile Justice, is a comprehensive study of the prevention, detection, and correction of juvenile delinquency. The course includes a study of Maryland laws relating to young offenders, police procedures dealing with youth and the Juvenile Court process. The course also studies the processes of juvenile justice intake, assessment, community programs and the institutional treatment of youth. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:  This course is designed to provide the student with a broad survey of the juvenile justice system. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: 

1. Complete written and oral assignments requiring the application and explanation of course topics. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4) 

2. Explain the juvenile process from custody to disposition. (GE1, GE7, PG1, PG3) 

3. Explore and discuss the causes of juvenile delinquency. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE5, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG4) 

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the functions and roles of the workers in juvenile court proceedings. (GE1, GE2, GE4, GE7, PG1, PG3) 

5. Discuss juvenile corrections including their purposes and limitations. (GE1, GE2, GE5, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4) 

6. Explain the problems inherent in the juvenile justice system and the means available to correct those problems. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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