CR 428 Youth Violence and Delinquency

Explore the characteristics of juveniles drawn to violent behavior.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

When children and teens are involved with violence and crime, young lives are damaged, family relationships are altered and communities are challenged to understand and address the consequences. In CR 428 Youth Violence and Delinquency, you’ll explore the relationship between personality and environmental factors in the progression of youth violence and delinquency.

Throughout this course, a variety of assessment methods will be used to enable you to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in CR 428

In this course, you’ll examine youth violence, causal variables explaining these aberrant behaviors, the juvenile justice system that contends with this form of violence and criminological and sociological theories that explain violent juvenile crimes.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The Epidemic of Youth Violence and Delinquency
  • Theoretical Perspectives Surrounding Youth Violence and Delinquency
  • Intervention and Prevention Programs to Address Youth Violence and Delinquency
  • Juvenile Rehabilitation and Restorative Justice
  • Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice Process: Police, Courts Corrections

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 428, you will be equipped to:

  • Explain the interdependency of child abuse, childhood trauma and perpetration of violence by youth.
  • Examine the historical, psychological, sociological, cultural and theoretical perspectives of youth violence and delinquency.
  • Develop perspectives concerning youth violence and delinquency prevention.
  • Evaluate current trends in the adjudication of delinquent and violent offenders in the juvenile justice system.
  • Describe the nature and extent of juvenile crime and victimization.
  • Explain social controls and social reactions to juvenile crime.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.