Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


CJC-124 - Juvenile Justice & Juvenile Delinquency (3 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None
This course is a study of delinquent and criminal behavior of adolescents as it relates to the history of juvenile justice philosophy and policy in the United States. Causations as well as treatment and prevention programs are considered. The proper handling and referral of juveniles involved in criminal and status offenses are discussed. Issues involved in the operation of juvenile courts and court related programs are studied. Juvenile drug addiction, mental illness and habitual offenders are discussed.


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