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LAWE 1410 - Delinquency Prevention & Control

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Problems of juvenile courts, institutional treatment, community resources for prevention, probation, and police programs.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define and identify juvenile delinquency.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify and define a juvenile delinquent as a person under 17 years of age, who commits crime, and is under the jurisdiction of Probate Court.
  2. Define the role of Probate Court in Michigan, and its differentiation with District Court, Circuit Court, Appeals Court, Supreme Courts, and Criminal courts.
  3. Identify the difference between a juvenile and a status offender.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define the nature and extent of delinquency.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Examine official statistics, study crime trends, measure delinquency in the areas of gender, race, social class, and age.
  2. Identify a chronic offender and the impact of their crime on society.
  3. Identify juvenile victimization and its relationship to the Internet.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define Theories of Delinquency.

Objectives: The Student will:

  1. Examine trait theories, biosocial theories, and psychological theories such as Behavioral Theory, Cognitive Theory, Psychodynamic Theory.
  2. Examine personality and intelligence as it relates to delinquency.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define social and environmental influences on delinquency

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Define social difference in delinquent activity, personality differences, gender gap for male delinquents vs. female delinquents.
  2. Identify the liberal and radical feminists’ views on delinquency.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define the family’s role in juvenile delinquency.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Define the current problems with a family, such as divorce, single parents, drugs, and alcoholism.
  2. Identify child abuse, child neglect, and sexual exploitation of children.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define the role of schools in juvenile delinquency.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Define school failures, poor grades, dropping out, school shootings, and bullying in schools and their impact on society.
  2. Define free speech, prayer, and discipline in schools.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define drug use and abuse.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify various drugs such as marijuana, crack and cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and cigarettes.
  2. Identify teenage sellers of drugs, peer pressure, genetic factors, and emotional problems resulting from drug use.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define a gang and the problems associated with a gang

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Define a gang as a group of individuals who commit violent crime in concert with one another.
  2. Define gang graffiti, violent behavior, gang hierarchy, gang slang, dress, jewelry, and names of different gangs.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define the juvenile court process

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify the difference in terms of criminal court procedure vs. juvenile adjudication.
  2. Identify waiver procedures, sentencing structures and constitutional rights.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Concept of Delinquency
    1. Childhood and Delinquency
    2. Nature and Extent of Delinquency
  2. Theories of Delinquency
    1. Individual Views of Delinquency
    2. Sociological Views of Delinquency
    3. Psychological Delinquency Theories
  3. Social, Community, Environmental Influences
    1. Gender, Family, Peer Influences
    2. School, Drug Influences
  4. Juvenile Justice System
    1. History, Juvenile Court Process
    2. Trial, Pre-trial, Sentencing
  5. Juvenile Corrections
    1. Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization
    2. Policy and Practice
  6. Juvenile Gangs
    1. Dress, Colors, Symbols, Turf
    2. Graffiti, guns, drugs
  7. History of Juvenile Justice
    1. Child Savers and House of Refuge
    2. Children’s Aid Society, Institutions
  8. Police Work with Juveniles
    1. Arrest, Search and Seizure, Custodial Interrogation
    2. Police in Schools, Police Services
  9. Juvenile Court Processes
    1. Release or Detain or Waiver
    2. Juvenile Law Cases
    3. Due Process, Death Penalty

Primary Faculty
Bowlin, Samantha
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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