Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

CRJU 335 - Juvenile Justice: The Alternatives

3 Credits

(Spring)
Prerequisite(s): CRJU 201 AND CRJU 329 In this course, students will explore the limitations of the present state of the juvenile justice system. We will examine assumptions about crime and justice, and discuss social views on punishment, freedom, and legal rights in the juvenile justice setting. Through this course, students will examine the philosophical and historical backgrounds of alternative systems of justice, including restorative justice programs, diversion programs, community corrections, and therapeutic or problem-solving courts. We will examine various approaches to implementing alternative principles, as well as the challenges of creating and sustaining restorative environments, initiatives and resources to support communities in developing safer, healthier and sustainable relationships. Students will also explore traditional and alternative juvenile settings across the United States and globally.