Syllabus
Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice System

CRIJ-1313

Fall 2011
08/22/2011 - 12/11/2011

Course Information

Section 004
Lecture
MW 3:00PM - 4:20PM
RRC1 1222.00
Frederick Toler
ftoler@austincc.edu
(512) 223.0063

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements

Classroom Students will turn in assignments on the assigned due date. The course calendar is considered adjustable and may be revised during any class period. All students will be informed during class of any calendar revisions. It is the responsibility of any absent student to inquire about calendar revisions.

Students absent 3 or more class periods can be dropped from the course or receive a final grade of “F”.

Withdrawal Policy:  Any student may be dropped from the course by the instructor for unsatisfactory attendance and/or academic progress in the course. 

NOTE:  IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY AND NOT THE INSTRUCTOR’S TO DROP A COURSE.  A STUDENT THAT QUITS COMING TO CLASS AND FAILS TO DROP A COURSE IS SUBJECT TO RECEIVING A PERMANENT FINAL GRADE OF “F”.

Classroom Projects:  A number of unannounced “in-class” written projects will be given requiring analytical skills and knowledge of basic theories of crime causation and prevention.  The grades for these projects will be averaged and will then count as one major exam grade.   NOTE: IN ORDER TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THESE PROJECTS, THE STUDENT MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE ON THE DAYS THE CLASS ASSIGNMENT IS GIVEN. No Make-ups.

Electronic devices and Cell phone use during class time is prohibited. Students utilizing electronic devices during class period will receive a grade of zero for assignments or exams taken during the period. Also, any student who uses an electronic device in class can be removed from class which will count as an absence. For any anticipated emergencies students must inform the instructor and receive prior permission for using the electronic device.

There is no make-up or extra credit available.

INSTRUCTOR’S GRADING POLICY

Average on 100 point scale     90 – 100  =  A

                                                80  -  89   =  B

                                                70  -  79   =  C

                                                60 -  69    =  D

                                                59 and Below = F

Readings

Required textbook:

Juvenile Delinquency (8th Edition)

Authors: Clemens F. Bartollas , Frank J. Schmalleger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Course Subjects

This course is a study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile course, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency.

Discussion and lecture topice include:

  • History of the Juvenile Justice System
  •  History of the Juvenile Justice System
  • The Measurement and Nature of Delinquency
  • The Juvenile Justice Process
  • The Police and the Justice
  • The  Juvenile Court
  •  Individual Causes of Delinquency
  •  Social Structural Causes of Delinquency
  • Social Process Theories of Delinquency
  •  Social Interactionist Theories of Delinquency
  • Family Code

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the organization and function of the Juvenile Justice System.
2. Identify juvenile court procedures and law enforcement procedures when handling juvenile offenders.
3. Define the role of community, police, courts and corrections in the Juvenile Justice System.
4. Define the causes of delinquency and to identify programs for offenders and their families.

Students will demonstrate that these objectives have been mastered through the use of class discussions, written assignments, demonstrations, and test taking.