CJS 310 - Juvenile Justice
We'll explore juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system from a variety of viewpoints. We'll also examine how the juvenile justice system developed, the problems the system was/is expected to address, how these problems have changed through time, and the programs used to prevent and control delinquency (and their effectiveness.) This class emphasizes the role of youth mentoring in preventing delinquency and reducing contact with the juvenile justice system, because a primary objective of the class is to prepare you to serve as a youth mentor in the MOSAIC Youth Mentoring internship the subsequent semester.
CJS 350 - Criminological Theory
We'll examine various mainstream and critical theories for why some individuals in society commit crimes and others do not. We'll also discuss how these theories developed and we will analyze how useful the different theories are for understanding and preventing crime. We'll also connect the criminological theories to real-world practice to examine how you would use them to prevent crime.
SBS 320 - Statistics for Criminology and Justice Studies
We'll explore the statistical techniques used in research by criminologists, sociologists, and other social scientists who study crime and delinquency. We will learn about the foundations of inferential statistics, but we will also focus on techniques for cleaning, managing, and analyzing data. Finally, students will also conduct basic statistical analyses.
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