Aug 10, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJA 201 - Juvenile Delinquency

3 Credit(s)

An exploration of the nature, extent, and causes of delinquency and youth crime in the United States. Examines the historical development and methods of delinquency research; introduces students to the most influential theoretical perspectives; and provides an overview and critical analysis of specific treatment strategies as well as public crime prevention and control policies. Topics include offender and victim typologies and the influence of socio-economic, demographic, and cultural factors on juvenile behavior.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Explain the definitional differences between the terms "delinquency" and "youth crime" in the context of prevention research and policy
2. Describe the nature and extent of delinquency and youth crime in the United States
3. Examine the relationship between various environmental, social, and cultural factors on juvenile behavior
4. Outline the concepts and principles of each of the most influential theories of delinquency and youth crime
5. Evaluate the efficacy of delinquency and youth crime prevention and control efforts in the United States and other nations



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