|Description:||Examination of the recent political history of American juvenile justice; the policies, trends, and programs in juvenile justice during the past two decades. Focus on historical developments, the full range of contemporary alternatives for counseling and treatment, legal issues and functions of juvenile justice agencies, an exploration of future directions, and a reform agenda for the next two decades.|
Professor CARR: This course is designed to give students an overview of the topic of juvenile justice, with a specific emphasis on the United States juvenile justice system, though comparisons with other justice systems will be made from time to time. The course will examine the history of the juvenile justice system, and evaluate how juvenile wrongdoing has been socially constructed as a problem. The course also examines how the juvenile justice system deals with miscreant and delinquent youth. We investigate several aspects of the juvenile system, including the juvenile courts, juvenile residential and non-residential interventions, and alternative means of dealing with so-called problem youth, such as restorative justice and diversion programs.
|Current Syllabus:||Fall 2017 CARR|
Spring 2017 HIRSCHFIELD