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South Plains College    
  Feb 25, 2018
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRIJ 1313 - Juvenile Justice System

(3:3:0) This course is a study of the juvenile justice process. Topics include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. In addition, students will study the history, philosophy, organization, processes and functions of the juvenile justice systems in the United States and Texas. Emphasis is placed on jurisdiction, treatment and juvenile court proceedings in juvenile justice decision-making. Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Note: In addition, students will study child abuse and neglect and how the system is designed to deal with these serious issues.

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