SRJC Course Outlines

1/16/2022 5:57:41 PMAJ 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 53Title:  JUVENILE PROCEDURES  
Full Title:  Juvenile Procedures
Last Reviewed:4/26/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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 as it evolved in the American justice system. The course explores the theories that focus on juvenile law, courts and processes, and the constitutional protections extended to juveniles administered in the American justice system.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A (OR ESL 10) or equivalent or ESL 715

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course is an examination of the origin, development, and organization of the juvenile justice system as it evolved in the American justice system. The course explores the theories that focus on juvenile law, courts and processes, and the constitutional protections extended to juveniles administered in the American justice system.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A (OR ESL 10) or equivalent or ESL 715
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Apply the California Welfare and Institutions Code to juvenile matters involving delinquency status and dependency.
2. Critically analyze the distinctions between the adult and juvenile justice systems.
3. Critically evaluate constitutional protections extended to juveniles through judicial decisions.
4. Critically appraise juvenile court dispositions.
 

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Students 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 corrections.
3. Identify the laws and procedures pertaining to delinquency, status, and dependency.
4. Compare and contrast various types of correctional institutions and programs in the juvenile
    justice system.
5. Identify promising diversion and prevention programs.
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.

Topics and Scope
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I. History of the Juvenile Justice System
    A. Early and Modern History
    B. National History
    C. California History
II. Juvenile Crime
     A. Measuring Juvenile Crime
     B. Patterns and Trends
    C. California Juvenile Crime  
III. Juvenile Laws
    A. Status Offense
    B. Delinquency
    C. Dependency
    D. California Penal Code
IV. Theories of Delinquency
     A. Biological
    B. Psychological
    C. Sociological
V. Juveniles and the Police
    A. Contacts and Arrests
    B. Schools and Police
VI. Juvenile Court
    A.  Juvenile Court Personnel
    B. Pretrial Stage
    C. Transfer to Adult Court (Waiver)
    D. Adjudication
    E. Dispositions
VII. Prevention and Diversion Programs
    A. Building Community Relationships
    B. Intervention and Prevention
    C. Working with Community Organizations
    D. Teen Court
VIII. Juvenile Corrections
     A. Detention Facilities
    B. Group Homes
     C. State Facilities
    D. Probation
IX. Dependency
    A. Neglect and Maltreatment
     B. Child Abuse
X. Specialized Youth Populations
    A. Gender
    B. Juveniles with Dis/abilities
    C. LGBTQ+
     D. Child Victims

Assignments:
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1. Essay(s) evaluating a procedure, component, or contemporary issue in the juvenile justice
    system (1-4)
2. One research project
3. Small group discussion and activities
4. Weekly chapter assignments
5. Oral presentation(s) (0-3)
6. Quizzes, midterm, and 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%
Essay(s), chapter assignments, and 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%
Quizzes, midterm, and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Oral presentations, research project, and small group activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor-prepared materials
The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing and the Law (9th). Merlo, Alida V. and Benekos, Peter J. Pearson. 2019.
Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy and Practice (9th). Cox, Steven M. and Allen, Jennifer M. and Hanser, Robert D. Sage. 2017.

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