Course Description

SO 373 Juvenile Delinquency
4 cr.
Offered: Every other winter
Prerequisite: SO 101 or instructor's permission.
The nature, extent, causes and societal reaction to juvenile delinquency. Emphasis is placed on selected theories and methods for studying delinquency. Topics include: Juvenile court history and functions, impact of families, schools and the economy of delinquency, youth subculture and gangs.