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Unformatted text preview: DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE College of Health and Human Sciences Georgia State University Phone: 404-413-1020 Web: www.cjgsu.net ______________________________________________________________________ ______ CRJU4230-005: Juvenile Corrections Instructor: Derek B. Allen, Ph.D. Credit Hours: 3 Semester/Year: Spring 2011 Work Phone: (404) 558-9850 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: By Appointment Class Day/Time: Tuesday 7:15 9:45 PM Class Location: Room 206 Aderhold Learning Center _____________________________________________________________________________ STATEMENT OF ACCESSIBILITY: Students can contact me either at work or home to arrange for an appointment at a mutually convenient time. The best method for contacting me is by email and includes the purpose of the email, a contact number or email address and a time frame. ______________________________________________________________________________ COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a comprehensive study of prevention and correctional strategies for juvenile offenders. It examines the philosophy and practical application of prevention and intervention programs or strategies to reduce or control juvenile delinquency and other high-risk behaviors. Readings and discussions will focus on a variety of prevention and control efforts and will analyze the effectiveness of these approaches. ______________________________________________________________________________ COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. To familiarize students about the nature, prevalence, and antecedents of risk behaviors affecting the behavior of youth. 2. To understand the philosophical rationales for the prevention and control of adolescent high-risk behaviors. 3. To provide a complete description and critical evaluation of prevention and intervention programs and/ or strategies to reduce or control juvenile delinquency, teenage pregnancy and risky sexual behavior, adolescent substance abuse and addiction, youth suicide, and school failure and dropping out of school. 4. To identify common components of successful prevention and intervention programs or strategies. ______________________________________________________________________________ COURSE PREREQUISITES: There are no course prerequisites. ______________________________________________________________________________ 1. Juvenile Justice and Delinquency; David W. Springer, PhD and Albert R. Roberts, PhD.; Jones and Bartlett Publishers; Sudbury., MA; 2011 2. The instructor will post supplemental readings on ULearn, bring to class articles and other materials relating to issues and topics covered in the course objectives. Further details will be provided in class. ______________________________________________________________________________ COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Exams (2 @ 20%) = 40%: This course has two (2) non-cumulative examinations during the semester. The exams will involve a combination of objective (i.e., multiple choice, true/false, etc) and come directly from the course text book combination of objective (i....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '10