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Fall 1999


Course syllabus for CJUS 430 Critical Issues in Juvenile Justice

Course description: An examination of the critical issues and special problems challenging the contemporary juvenile justice system. The topics will include an analysis of youth violence; gang violence; school crime; teenage pregnancy; juvenile victimization; child poverty, abuse, neglect, and homelessness; the child welfare system; and teen substance abuse. Factors in American society that generate or influence delinquency and dependency will be also be explored.