JUVENILE DELINQUENCY COURSE SYLLABUS PAGE
COURSE SYLLABUS: SPRING 2001
SO 364 Juvenile Delinquency, Spring 2001
Delinquency and Youth Crime. Jensen and Rojek
Street Kids, Street Drugs, Street Crime. J. A. Inciardi, R. Horowitz, and A.E. Pottieger, 1993
I. Juvenile Delinquency: Legal and Social Definitions; history of the concept
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.
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.
Readings: J and R: 6,9,12; I, H, and P: Chapters 8,9
VII. The treatment, rehabilitation, punishment and control of delinquency.
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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