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The American juvenile justice system is used to handle youth who are convicted of criminal offenses. The system is composed of federal, state, and local jurisdictions and intervenes in delinquent behavior through police, court, and correctional involvement, with the goal of rehabilitation. The juvenile justice system operates from a belief that intervening early in delinquent behavior will deter adolescents from engaging in criminal behavior as adults.
Juvenile Justice is one of the four concentrations to choose from (in addition to Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Security Administration) when you minor in Criminal Justice. The Juvenile Justice focus provides an overview of the criminal justice system and allows the student to specialize in the criminal justice area of juvenile justice.
The course listings below are a representation of what this minor requires. Select elective courses may also be included. Students may have to take additional courses to fulfill the prerequisites of the required courses.
|Course #||Course Name|
|JUST 1150||Introduction to Justice and Public Safety|
|JUST 3620||Criminal Law|
|JUST 4540||Juvenile Justice Law|
|JUST 4610||Juvenile Justice Administration|
|JUST 4670||Family Law|