Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 455 - Juvenile Delinquency


Units: 4
Examines social causes and contexts of juvenile delinquency. Focuses on government and legal responses to youth offenders, how these are shaped by social inequalities, discrimination, moral panics, and technology. Compares effectiveness and consequences of different responses and examines alternative strategies. 

Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 3730.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. SLO 1: Students will be introduced to and expected to develop an understanding of statistical reports and data on rate of juvenile crime and delinquency (Maps to PLO1).
  2. SLO 2: Students will learn to communicate respectfully about controversial ideas and perspectives in class and group discussions, and they will be able to write papers that engage with a range of perspectives on the topic.
  3. SLO 3: Students will understand how social position in systems of privilege and oppression shape social views on what actions count as delinquent and on “appropriate” responses to juvenile offenders.




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