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CJS 239 Juvenile Delinquency

An in-depth exploration of the nature and extent of juvenile crime and victimization in American society. Topics will include the historical changes in the legal definition of the juvenile offender; the cultural myths of juvenile crime victimization; and the administrative response of the criminal justice systems of police, courts, and corrections. Social correlates, such as race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status, are examined. Theories of juvenile justice are surveyed. Spring, Summer