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COURSE SYLLABUS: SPRING 2001


SO 364 Juvenile Delinquency, Spring 2001

Required Texts:

Delinquency and Youth Crime. Jensen and Rojek

Street Kids, Street Drugs, Street Crime. J. A. Inciardi, R. Horowitz, and A.E. Pottieger, 1993

COURSE OUTLINE


I. Juvenile Delinquency: Legal and Social Definitions; history of the concept

Jan 19-26

Readings: J and R: 1, and 2 (pp 34-46 and 60-64)
I,H, and P: 1 and 4

II. Becoming an "official" Delinquent: The role of the police, the juvenile court and confirming the official label

Jan 29-Feb 14

Readings: J and R: 2 (pp 28-34, 46-60, and 64-70; 3 (pp 106-117); and 12

III. The amount of delinquency: Information derived from the "official" and unofficial" statitiscs.

Feb 16-Mar 7

Readings: J and R: 3 (pp74-106) and 4; I,H, and P: Chapter 2

FIRST EXAM: March 5, 2001 (approximately)

IV. Delinquent behavior: in its social context and its characteristics.

Mar 9-28

Readings: J and R: 7,8; I,H, and P: Chapters 3,5,6,7

Spring Break--March 19 - 23

V. Eplanations of delinquency: Classical, Biological and Psychological views.

Mar 30-April 11

Readings: J and R: 5

SECOND EXAM: April 11, 2001 (approximately)

VI. Explanations of delinquency: Social-psychological and Sociological views.

April 13-27

Readings: J and R: 6,9,12; I, H, and P: Chapters 8,9

VII. The treatment, rehabilitation, punishment and control of delinquency.

April 30-May4

Readings: J and R: 10


THIRD EXAM: Friday, May 11, 2001 from 8:30 to 10:30


Each test will be worth 25 percent of your grade

The tests will combine multiple choice and essay questions. Test no. 1 will include material from Sections I, II, and part of III. Test no. 2 will include material from Sections III, IV, V. Tesst no. 3 will include material from Sections V, VI, and VII. The other 25 percent of your grade will come from the Partners Against Violence (PAVnet) project described on the handout (and on a separate webpage).


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