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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2006

SOC 318 • Juvenile Delinquency

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47435 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
UTC 3.132
STAFFORD

Course Description

This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of the topic of juvenile delinquency. By the end of the course students should: (1) Know some of the historical reasons why juvenile delinquency is considered to be different from adult crime, (2) Know the various ways of collecting data about juvenile delinquency, (3) Understand the major sociological theories about the causes of juvenile delinquency, and (4) Know how the juvenile justice system operates and current controversies surrounding it.

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