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Schedule of Readings

1/31 Course overview and introduction

2/7 Measuring Juvenile Crime; Official and Unofficial Measures & What They Can Tells Us

Shelden, Chaps.  2 & 3

2/14 Measuring Juvenile Crime; Myths and Realities 

Chapter 2,3, & 5  Shelden;  
Juvenile Offender and Victims, chaps. 3, 5, & 6 (instructor handout);
Testing Incapacitation Theory (instructor handout)

2/21 Explaining Delinquency: Theories About Why We Do The Things We Do

Shelden, Chap.  6, 7, & 8  

2/28 Explaining Delinquency Continued

Shelden, Chapters  6, 7, & 8.

3/7 Test I   Origins and Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System

Chapter 1, Shelden;
Miroslava Chávez-García, Intelligence Testing at Whittier School, 1890–1920 (instructor handout)

3/14 Origins and Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System

Chapters 11 Shelden;  
Chapters 4-6 Juvenile Offender and Victims (instructor handout)

3/21 Juvenile Justice System Processing and Decision Making

Chapters 11 Shelden   

3/28 Spring Break

4/4 Juvenile Justice System and Decision-Making (cont.)

4/11 Test II Intervention practices in juvenile justice: The training school system

Miller, Chapters 1-7;
Shelden, Chap. 12, 13

4/18 Intervention practices in juvenile justice: The training school system

Miller, Chapters 1-7;
Shelden, Chap. 12, 13

4/25 Intervention practices in juvenile justice: community-based services

Shelden, Chap 14;
Austin, Alternatives to the Secure Detention and Confinement of Juvenile Offenders (instructor handout)

4/2 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)

4/9 Evolving Intervention Methods in the Juvenile Justice System 

Missouri Model: Reinventing the Practice of Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders (instructor handout); 
Shelden Chap 14

4/16 Evolving Intervention Methods in the Juvenile Justice System 

A Blueprint for Juvenile Justice Reform (instructor handout)

4/23 Final Exam 

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