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SOC 2135 : Youth and Delinquency
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CJ-BA: Criminal Justice
CJ-MINOR: Criminal Justice
PSPP-BA: Political Science (Public Policy Focus)
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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Youth and Delinquency
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Youth and Delinquency
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SOC 1001 or SOC 1002
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Analysis of historical, economic, and social conditions affecting both difficulties in socializing youth and the evolution of the state’s formal systems of control.
As a result of completing this course, you will: be able to describe how behavior defined as delinquency and social responses to delinquency have evolved over the course of American history; have identified your personal beliefs about the causes of juvenile delinquency and be able to relate these to your beliefs about the appropriate social response to the problem of delinquency; have an understanding of the major theories of delinquency and of how theory and research can be insightful and relevant by applying to problems such as gun violence among youth in the inner city and acculturation of immigrant youth in the U.S.; have applied and interpreted data drawn from the principal sources used to measure delinquency (especially the UCR, NCVS, and self-report studies) to describe delinquency in your home community; have gained knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of each data source; have gained knowledge about the extent of delinquency, trends in delinquency, and related demographic influences including recent social changes due to immigration; have shared your beliefs and knowledge with peers in completing six Blackboard discussion assignments that reinforce concepts presented in class; and, have collaborated with peers on a class group project that synthesizes course materials to propose and present (in class) an original juvenile delinquency prevention program.
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Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives
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