CJ& 106 Juvenile Justice • 5 Cr.


Introduces basic concepts, theories, principles and an historical overview of the criminal process as they relate to the formal and informal adjudication of violent, serious, and chronic juvenile offenders. Previously CJ 109. Either CJ 109 or CJ& 106 can be taken for credit, not both. Recommended: CJ& 101.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish the important differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems.
  • Identify the nine Supreme Court cases which have shaped critical issues in the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Identify important milestones in the development of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Identify the basic procedures associated with the adjudication of Juvenile court cases.
  • Recognize and understand the problems and issues associated with measuring Juvenile Crime and Victimization.
  • Identify the important aspects of the Diversion and Intake process of Juvenile Justice.
  • Identify and discuss the goals and processes of Juvenile Probation and Parole.