CRJ 3201: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency


Provides a historical overview of the American juvenile justice system from the development of the juvenile court, juvenile jurisdiction, and patterns of delinquency, including gangs, training schools, probation, aftercare, family, school, and related factors as well as intervention strategies.


  1. Differentiate how society treats adolescents today as compared to the past.
  2. Explain how social factors such as race, ethnic background, peer pressure, and social class relate to delinquency.
  3. Establish how theory and research affect delinquency policy and prevention.
  4. Explain the significance of labeling a juvenile and how it impacts his or her future behavior.
  5. Examine why gender differences may affect delinquency.
  6. Illustrate the development of the juvenile justice system.
  7. Investigate the legal rights of juveniles in the criminal justice system.
  8. Interpret the basic ideals on which the juvenile court was founded.


  1. CRJ 2000


Juvenile delinquency (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2018)
Author: Bartollas, C., & Schmalleger, F.
ISBN: 9780134548661
Price: $124.80

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