Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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SOC 245 - Juvenile Delinquency

Credits: 5
Examines the history of the juvenile justice system, environmental influences on delinquency, theories of delinquency, controlling delinquency and current trends in juvenile crime. Examines the rationale behind the juvenile system, as well as the juvenile courts. Analyzes the various theories of crime causation including sociological, psychological and criminological theories.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Course Fee: $1.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Explain childhood developmental issues and how they relate to delinquency.
  2. Apply the various theories associated with juvenile delinquency.
  3. Identify the social forces that push juveniles to commit offenses and the one’s contain them.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate how inequality, privilege, and stratification are connected to course-specific content.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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