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2023-2024 Academic Calendar

CRIM210 Youth and the Criminal Justice System

(3.0 credits)

This course will examine the historical definitions of youth deviance and criminality in conjunction with the evolution of youth justice laws in Canada. Societal views and reaction to juvenile delinquency and crime will be discussed as well as basic theoretical perspectives. Risk and protective factors, such as family, school, peers and social economic status, and how they affect youth crime rates, will be discussed. The process of moving youth through the criminal justice system, from police interactions, to court attendance and corrections, will also be reviewed.

Lecture Hours: 45