Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

CRJ 226: Prevention & Control of Delinquency

General Information

  • Name: Prevention & Control of Delinquency
  • Discipline: Criminal Justice (CRJ)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Surveys and evaluates police programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency. Covers techniques of enforcement related to control of delinquency, investigation procedures in individual delinquency cases, and methods of referral to related agencies.

II: Course Objectives

  • Identify the laws of delinquency
  • Associate juvenile misbehavior and official delinquency
  • Define official delinquency
  • Analyze victimization surveys
  • Categorize social class, race, and delinquency
  • Locate delinquency patterns and delinquent careers
  • Define status offenses
  • Discuss violent offenders, loners, groups, and gangs
  • Summarize explanations, theories, and research
  • Analyze the social structural approaches
  • Evaluate the social control perspective
  • Define middle-class and female delinquency
  • Identify cultural conflict theories of delinquency
  • Assess social learning theories
  • Organize an overview of the juvenile justice system
  • Define the contemporary juvenile court
  • Defend the procedural justice for juveniles
  • Follow a case through the juvenile justice process
  • Defend the correctional processing and correctional treatment for juveniles
  • Analyze correctional programs for juveniles and the results

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.

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