Career & Technical Education > Criminal Justice

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces the field of police work with juveniles. Focuses on juvenile crime problems and their causes, detention and processing of the juvenile offender, practices of the juvenile court, and case disposition.


II: Course Objectives

  • Assess official statistics
  • Appraise status offenses
  • Define Uniform Crime Reports
  • Analyze Probation and Parole statistics
  • Appraise children in custody
  • Assess juveniles over time: longitudinal studies
  • Discuss desirable features of longitudinal studies
  • Define cohort studies
  • Discuss the career offender
  • Apply methods of knowing and eliminating doubt
  • Define the scientific laws, theories, and hypotheses as they pertain to juveniles
  • Analyze the legal foundations of juvenile justice
  • Describe the social foundations of juvenile justice
  • Appraise the current trends in the American Juvenile Justice process
  • Explain the psychology and eugenics movement

III: Course Linkage

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.

Scheduled CRJ-155 classes:

Fall 2019