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Department of Criminal Justice College of Professional Studies Grambling State University Course Syllabus-Spring 2017 CJ 560 - Juvenile Corrections Instructor: Professor M.P. Singh, PhD Classroom: Internet Office: 148 Nursing Office Hours: 10-12 M-F Office Phone: 318-274-3310 Office Fax: 318-274-3101 Email: [email protected] Course Description: This course provides students a general introduction to the study of juvenile justice. The course provides a historical perspective of juvenile corrections then moves to providing information on the nature and extent of juvenile crime, crime causation, significant juvenile court acts, juvenile justice procedures, and key figures in juvenile court proceedings, prevention/diversion, disposition, child abuse/neglect, violent juveniles/gangs and a discussion of the juvenile corrections system future. The course will also focus on the prevention and social control of delinquency as it pertains to law enforcement, courts and corrections in the United States and abroad. Rationale/Overview Juveniles are accorded special status under the American legal system. Children and adolescents also account for a disproportionate amount of crime committed. Preventing such behavior and responding to its occurrence are matters of concern to society at large and to the criminal justice system in particular. This course will examine the historical precedents and philosophical reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults and review empirical evidence about child development that can illuminate the reasons for their special status within the system. Students will learn about the distribution of juvenile delinquency according to both official statistics and self-report data and learn about the impact of significant social and institutional influences on delinquency: family, school, peers and drugs. The major theories that have been proposed as explanations of delinquent behavior will be reviewed and evaluated based on the research conducted to test each theory. The course will also provide a detailed overview of the juvenile justice system, from its beginnings to the current state of the institution, which will include a review of police work with juveniles, pretrial procedures, the juvenile court system and the juvenile correctional system. Major court rulings that have shaped contemporary juvenile justice will be presented as well. Students will also have the opportunity to observe parts of the juvenile justice system first-hand by attending a juvenile court session, visiting a correctional facility for adjudicated delinquents, or observing juvenile probation officers or prose. This course provides the student with an orientation to the juvenile corrections system. This course will examine the relationships between the administration of the justice system, the community, and the special juvenile venue. It orientates the student 1
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