SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 7:00:04 PMAJ 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 53Title:  JUVENILE PROCEDURES  
Full Title:  Juvenile Procedures
Last Reviewed:3/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is an examination of the origin, development, and organization of the juvenile justice system.  The course explores the theories, procedures, and laws surrounding delinquency and dependency.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is an examination of the origin, development, and organization of the juvenile justice system.  The course explores the theories, procedures, and laws surrounding delinquency and dependency.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AJ 220 Juvenile Procedures SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AJ53

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1.      Describe the history of the juvenile justice system.
2.      Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures in the juvenile justice system from initial contact to the correctional subsystem.
3.      Identify the laws and procedures pertaining to delinquency.
4.      Identify the laws and procedures pertaining to dependency.
5.      Compare various types of correctional institutions in the juvenile justice system.
6.      Demonstrate an understanding of the waiver of a juvenile from the juvenile justice system to the adult criminal justice system.
7.      Describe psychological, social, and familial forces in a juvenile's life.
8.    Identify adult and juvenile court procedures.
9.    Identify detention practices associated with juvenile being declared ward of the court.
10.  Compare and contrast the difference between adult and juvenile Miranda admonishments.  

Topics and Scope
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I.  History of the Juvenile Justice System
   A.  Juvenile law
   B.  Juvenile corrections system
   C.  Delinquency
   D.  Dependency
II.  California Laws
   A.  Welfare and Institutions Code-Delinquency
   B.  Welfare and Institutions Code-Dependency
III.  Delinquency
   A.  Causes and influences
   B.  Theories
   C.  Outcomes
   D.  Prevention
   E.  Status offender
   F.   Law enforcement contact
        1.  Miranda admonishment
        2.  Interrogations
        3.  Custody
        4.  Due process protections
IV.  Dependency
     A.  Parens patriae
     B.  Constitutional rights
     C.  Law enforcement contact
         1.  Investigation
         2.  Resources and referrals
V.  Court procedures
     A.  Pre-trial
     B.  Constitutional protections
     C.  Waiver hearing
     D.  Adjudication
         1.  Referral to adult court
         2.  Detention
         3.  Intermediate sanctions
         4.  Aftercare
VI.  Influential forces in a juvenile's life
     A.  Psychological
     B.  Social
     C.  Familial  

Assignments:
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1.  3 essays evaluating a procedure or component in the juvenile justice system
2.  1 internet research project
3.  Small group discussion and activities
4.  Weekly chapter assignments
5.  Oral presentations
6.  1 mid-term and 1 final exam  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Essays, in-class written activities, research project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, true-false, matching, completion, essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Oral presentations including research project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1.  Juvenile Procedures in California, Peoples, Edward E., Meadow Court Publishing Co: current edition.  
2.  The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, Champion, Dean John. Pearson Education, Inc: current edition.
3.  Juvenile Justice: The System: Process and Law, Del Carmen, R.V., Trulson, C.R., Thomson Publishing: current edition.
4.  Juvenile Justice System: Law and Process, Clement, M., Butterworth-Heinemann Publishing: current edition.
5.  Juvenile Delinquency, Schmalleger, Frank and Clemens Bartollas, Pearson Education, Inc.: current edition
6.  Instructor-prepared materials.  

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