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SOC 231: Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency (3 credits)

Course Description

This course focuses on juvenile delinquency in the U.S. and examines the nature of and trends in juvenile delinquency, explanations for and theories of juvenile delinquency, and institutional responses to and treatment of juvenile delinquency in the U.S. juvenile justice system. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply a sociological perspective to juvenile delinquency.
  • Display an understanding of the multiple causes of juvenile delinquency.
  • Identify differences in male and female offenders.
  • Show an awareness of the family and the school system as both malfunctioning institutions as well as preventative institutions.
  • Express and communicate ideas and opinions clearly in writing.

Degrees and Certificates

    For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


    Classes Offered

    • Spring 2015 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:25pm, Hale Na‘auao 105, A Camacho - CRN: 63492 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - MW, 12:30pm to 1:45pm, Hale Alaka‘i 130, Matthew O'Neil - CRN: 63439 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2004 - MW, 3:00pm to 4:25pm, Hale Pālanakila 227, A Yanagisako - CRN: 63033
    • Spring 2003 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 227, A Yanagisako - CRN: 35351


    page last updated: April 28, 2014

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