David Koch - Student Developed Course
(David Koch - Student Developed Course)

Course Description: This introductory course offers a general overview of the various activities and decisions involved in the processing of young law violators. Examination of the juvenile justice system specially designed to handle children, consideration of issues in juvenile justice policy formulation, theories of delinquency, and risk and protective factors.  

Learning objectives include: Gain an understanding of the history of the juvenile court, reasons for its formation and legal decisions contributing to separate handling of juveniles in the justice system; contrast and compare the major biological, psychological and social theories developed to explain delinquent behavior; identify factors associated with criminal recidivism among juvenile offenders; and understand differences between models of juvenile justice policies, and principles underlying them.

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Justice Management Program - School of Social Research and Justice Studies
University of Nevada, Reno | Mail Stop 311 | Reno, NV 89557
Phone (775) 682-7975 | justmgmt@unr.edu