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LAWS 3388 Juvenile Justice Seminar (Fall: 2 )

Course Description

This course examines the relationship between children and the law in the United States with a significant emphasis on juvenile delinquency. We begin by exploring general legal principles concerning the allocation of power and responsibility for children in our society and quickly moves into a detailed analysis of juvenile justice policy and law. Materials are interdisciplinary and the course adopts an interdisciplinary approach through in class use of case studies and through student papers and presentations. The course is designed both for students who envision themselves practicing in the area of juvenile justice and students for whom this will be their sole contact with the area.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17