SOC 253 Juvenile Delinquency

The study of juvenile delinquency is a specialized area of study within sociological criminology. The course typically provides a review of the history of the legal and social evolution of delinquency, the major social science theories of delinquency, the relevance of the social context for delinquency, institutional responses to juvenile delinquency in law enforcement and corrections, and the development of public policies that apply to juvenile delinquency.