Course Outline
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Date

Topics

Assignments

Wednesday – 9/7

Introduction to class and syllabus

None

Friday – 9/9

Childhood and delinquency

Chapter 1

 

 

 

Monday – 9/12

The nature and extent of delinquency

Chapter 2

Wednesday – 9/14

Individual views of delinquency

Chapter 3

Friday – 9/16

Individual views of delinquency

Chapter 3

 

 

 

Monday – 9/19

Sociological views of delinquency

Chapter 4

Wednesday – 9/21

Sociological views of delinquency

Chapter 4

Friday – 9/23

Developmental views of delinquency

Chapter 5

 

 

 

Monday – 9/26

Review for Exam 1  

Wednesday – 9/28

EXAM 1 Chapters 1-5

Friday – 9/30

MCJA MEETINGS Library research for paper

 

   

Monday – 10/3

Gender and delinquency

Chapter 6
Paper topic due

Wednesday – 10/5

The family and delinquency

Chapter 7

Friday – 10/7

Peers and delinquency Chapter 8

 

   

Monday – 10/10

Peers and delinquency

Chapter 8

Wednesday – 10/12

Schools and delinquency

Chapter 9

Friday – 10/14

Drug use and delinquency

Chapter 10

 

   

Monday – 10/17

Delinquency prevention

Chapter 11

Wednesday – 10/19

Review for Exam 2  

Friday – 10/21

EXAM 2 Chapters 6-11

 

   

Monday – 10/24

Juvenile justice: then and now

Chapter 12
Paper outline due

Wednesday – 10/26

Police work with juveniles

Chapter 13

Friday – 10/28

Juvenile court process Chapter 14
     

Monday – 10/31

Juvenile court process

Chapter 14

Wednesday – 11/2

Juvenile corrections

Chapter 15

Friday – 11/4

Juvenile corrections

Chapter 15

 

   

Monday – 11/7

Delinquency and juvenile justice abroad

Chapter 16
Paper summary due

Wednesday – 11/9

Review for Exam 3  

Friday – 11/11

EXAM 3 Chapters 12-16

 

   

Monday – 11/14

Individual assistance with papers

None

Wednesday – 11/16

ASC MEETINGS - no class Work on paper

Friday – 11/18

ASC MEETINGS - no class Work on paper

 

   

Monday – 11/21

Juvenile justice video

None

Wednesday – 11/23

Juvenile justice video

None

Friday – 11/25

Thanksgiving break - no class  

 

   

Monday – 11/28

Paper presentations Final Papers Due

Wednesday – 11/30

Paper presentations  

Friday – 12/2

Paper presentations  

 

   

Monday – 12/5

Paper presentations

 

Wednesday – 12/7

Paper presentations

 

Friday – 12/9

Paper presentations

 

 

   

 

   

Monday – 12/12

Abolish the juvenile court?

Chapter 17, Online article

Wednesday – 12/14

Review for final exam

 

Monday– 12/19

Comprehensive Final Exam - 8:00am