Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Juvenile Justice

 Title Abbreviation:   JUVENILE JUSTICE

 Department:    CJ&

 Course #:    106

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    430103

 EPC:    832

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Juvenile deviance and theories of criminality are studied. Economic, social, and psychological impact of juvenile delinquency trends examined.


Prerequisite: CJ& 101 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the definition of delinquency.
  2. Define historical perspectives responsible for causal trends in juvenile delinquency.
  3. Demonstrate the differences between the varying categories of juvenile offenders.
  4. Examine various correction approaches to juvenile justice.
  5. Discuss and explain the relative treatment, alternatives, and direction to juvenile delinquency.
  6. Establish relationship of recidivism and delinquency.
  7. Define causation and outcomes of school violence in our society.
  8. Demonstrate a proficiency in writing and researching varying topics on juvenile justice and related areas pertaining to the juvenile justice system.
  9. Display an overall understanding of the juvenile justice system collectively.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Importance of history and development trends in juvenile delinquency.
  2. Description and interpretation regarding behavioral categories of juvenile delinquency.
  3. How the juvenile justice system works.
  4. Conflict between police and juvenile offenders; relationship of schools to juvenile offenders.
  5. Reasons for youth crime.
  6. Juvenile rights and their interpretation.
  7. Institutionalization, correction, recidivism, and alternatives.
  8. WAC/RCW applications to juvenile justice.