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Schedule of Readings

Date        Topic                

1/28 

Course overview and introduction 

2/04

Measuring Juvenile Crime; Official and Unofficial Measures

& What They Can Tells Us

Shelden, Chapters 2 & 3;

2/11

Measuring Juvenile Crime; Myths and Realities

Shelden, Chapters 2,3, & 5;

Juvenile Offender and Victims. Chapters 3, 5, & 6 (instructor handout);  

Testing Incapacitation Theory (instructor handout);

Juvenile Justice in California;

2/18

Explaining Delinquency: Theories About Why We Do The Things We Do

Shelden, Chapters 6, 7, & 8;

2/25

Explaining Delinquency (continued)

Shelden, Chapters 6, 7, & 8;

3/03

Test I  

Origins and Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System

Shelden, Chapter 1;

Intelligence Testing at Whittier School, 1890–1920, Miroslava Chávez-García     (instructor handout);

3/10        

Origins and Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System 

Shelden, Chapter 11;

Juvenile Offender and Victims (instructor handout), Chapter 4; 

3/17

Juvenile Justice System Processing and Decision Making

Shelden, Chapter 11;

Juvenile Offender and Victims (instructor handout), Chapter 4;

3/24

Spring Break

3/31

Juvenile Justice System and Decision-Making (continued)

4/07

Test II

Intervention practices in juvenile justice: The training school system 

Shelden, Chapters 12, 13;

4/14

Intervention practices in juvenile justice: The training school system 

Shelden, Chapters 12, 13;

4/21

Intervention practices in juvenile justice: community-based services 

Shelden, Chapter 14;

Alternatives to the Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile Offenders. Austin (instructor handout);

4/28

Positive Youth Development and Evolving Intervention Methods

Framing Justice Interventions Using the Concepts of Positive Youth Development (instructor handout);

Focusing Juvenile Justice on Positive Youth Development (instructor handout);

5/05

Evolving Intervention Methods in the Juvenile Justice System

Missouri Model: Reinventing the Practice of Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders (instructor handout);

Shelden, Chapter 14;

5/12

Evolving Intervention Methods in the Juvenile Justice System

 A Blueprintfor Juvenile Justice Reform (instructor handout);

5/19

Final Exam

                                                                                      

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