2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT109 CM - Juvenile Delinquency and Public Policy

This course examines the social and political changes that gave rise to the concept of “childhood,” the subsequent rise of the juvenile justice system, and further modifications of that system’s strategies for prevention and treatment. Course topics include the causes of juvenile delinquency, changes in the nature and distribution of juvenile crime and deviance, and the history and changing forms of gang activity in the U.S. Guest speakers and documentaries supplement lectures, discussion, and readings.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM 

Offered: Occasionally

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT109 CM