CJ 109 Introduction to Juvenile Justice System • 5 Cr.


Introduces basic concepts, theories, principles and an historical overview of the criminal process as they relate to the formal and informal adjudication of violent, serious, and chronic juvenile offenders. Prerequisite: CJ& 101 recommended.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish the important differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems.
  • Identify the nine Supreme Court cases which have shaped critical issues in the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Identify important milestones in the development of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Identify the basic procedures associated with the adjudication of Juvenile court cases.
  • Recognize and understand the problems and issues associated measuring Juvenile Crime and Victimization.
  • Identify the important aspects of the Diversion and Intake process of Juvenile Justice.
  • Identify and discuss the goals and processes of Juvenile Probation and Parole.