District Syllabus
Juvenile Justice

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
The influence of political, economic, and environmental factors 
pertaining to adolescence and treatment of delinquent children are 
presented in this course.  The course surveys youth crimes and the 
police role in programs of prevention and control.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Siegel. Juvenile Delinquency: The Core, 5 ed., Cengage, 2014. ISBN: 9781285607078
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Outcomes:

1.  To evaluate court decisions for case law relevant to juvenile 
justice related issues and concerns.

2.  To identify the differentparticipants in the juvenile justice 
system and define their roles with regard to its operation.

3.  To articulate future goals for possible changes in juvenile 
matters that will enhance the effectiveness of the juvenile justice 

Course Learning Outcomes:
Specific Performance Outcomes:  The student will be able to:

1.  Be able to analyze the different theoretical perspectives which 
are related to crime and juveniles.

2.  Demonstrate a comprehension of custodial and non-custodial 
corrections related to juveniles and their impact on our society.

3.  Awareness of the commonly held beliefs and philosophies related 
to crime and how crime is dealt regarding juvenile offenders.

4.  Identify the different officials and groups within the public 
arena and the criminal justice field and their contributions to 

5.  Understand the public's perception of juvenile justice and how 
this impacts the legal system.

Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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