This course explores the nature of juvenile delinquency, including its root causes and influences, as well as the various strategies currently being employed to reduce and prevent delinquent behavior. The course discusses how delinquency begins, persists, and is overcome. Delinquency will be looked at from both a sociological and developmental-psychological perspective. We will discuss the criminal justice response to delinquency and evaluate programs and models that have met with varying degrees of success, as well as those that have had the opposite effect on reducing delinquent behavior.
This course is fully online. Students enrolled in day classes at Washington University should review the policies of their home division on credit earned for online courses.
Course Attributes: OLI