Categories: Criminal Law
Course Page for Spring 2012 - Streit, Kenneth
While there is considerable overlap between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice with regard to the causes of the problems and the strategies for responses, this course will focus on the administration of juvenile
justice originating out of observed behavior which would be a crime if done by an adult. In class, we will discuss jurisdiction, police and juveniles, confidentiality, intake/ diversion and detention, waiver to adult court (or original adult jurisdiction based on the type of crime),
procedural rights at adjudication and dispositional decisions in court and program-dispositional implementation. Students will write a paper of approximately 30 pages which may either be based on field observations of a county program/system or a research paper on a topic negotiated with the instructor.