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Juvenile Justice

Internet sites and videos that explain the various aspects of the juvenile justice system. Some sites will also address controversies in juvenile justice.
Course: Juvenile Delinquency

Introduction to Sociology

Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

This course explores the nature of delinquency and the extent to which it is a social problem in the USA. The major theories of causation are presented and critically examined. The juvenile justice system is studied historically and in its current form. The present and future of delinquency control and prevention are examined.


Written assignments Video Assignments Examinations

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Course Resources

  • In Jail or In Treatment
    In Jail or In Treatment (Presentation)
    Personal experiences stories
  • Juvenile Justice:  Should Teens Who Commit Serious Crimes Be Tried and Sentenced as Children or Adults?
    Facts and statistics, a review of the "adult vs. child" debate, and four case studies (with video clips).
  • How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model
    Discussion of the juvenile justice system, reported versus unreported victimization, structure of the juvenile justice... More
  • Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice
    CJCJ provides a full continuum of services to youth facing or transitioning from the juvenile justice system. CJCJ’s... More
  • Matthew & the Judge: Juvenile Court Diary
    NPR audio recordings Judge Jeremiah, a Rhode Island juvenile court judge, and Matthew, a 17 year old repeat offender,... More
  • National Juvenile Defender System
    National Juvenile Defender System (Reference Material)
    The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) was created in 1999 to respond to the critical need to build the capacity... More
  • New Model for Juvenile Justice
    Seven minute video on the new model of juvenile justice being used in Missouri. A national model for juvenile justice... More