Aug 18, 2019  
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCI 312 - Juvenile Delinquency

(3 cr) The course provides an understanding of the historical development of the concepts of delinquency and juvenile justice system; the volume and extent of delinquency; and the nature and processes of the juvenile system and corrections. The course will also explore various factors (biological, psychological, and sociological) associated with delinquency. These theories and an understanding of the aspects of delinquency and juvenile justice are imperative to the development of effective means of preventing young persons from starting the life of crime or graduating to adult criminal life.



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