BHSC 216 - Juvenile Justice Sys in US
3 hours lecture, 3 hours contact
Prerequisite(s): Previous course work in Political Science.
This seminar provides a comparative analysis of the various systems of and approaches to juvenile justice in the United States. One emphasis will be on the impact of politics and the communications media in selection of the differing systems. Students will gain an understanding of the development of juvenile justice systems as distinct from a more general criminal justice system, as well as, the political and economic forces impinging on that development. Students will visit juvenile detention centers and residences, as well as Family Court, and other agencies in New York City concerned with youthful offenders, and will do research on the kind of quality the various services provided in the different states.
Only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences program.
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