Course Detail
Course Components:
This course will examine the treatment of juvenile offenders in the legal system, with emphasis on the constitutional parameters of preventing, adjudicating, and sanctioning criminal behavior by minors. Topics include the justification for distinguishing juvenile and adult offenders, age-based status offenses, the constitutional rights of juvenile delinquents, and the legal mechanisms for transferring minors to adult criminal courts. The course will address child welfare issues regarding the adjudication and disposition of abuse, neglect and dependency cases.