Minor in Juvenile Justice

The Minor in Juvenile Justice promotes awareness and understanding of youth behavior and juvenile justice systems with a special emphasis on reform. This minor is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education that will prepare them for related careers in the field of human services as it relates to youth, crime and justice. The program introduces students to the broad and unique understanding of the social conditions that lead to involvement in the justice system and strategies necessary to change them. Students will learn about the juvenile justice system and how to work with youth and families inside and outside of the legal system.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the origins, development, and contemporary manifestations of U.S. juvenile justice systems, with particular attention to reform efforts and interventions strategies.
  2. Analyze how social inequities lead to youth legal system involvement, particularly those related to race, class, gender, geography and age.
  3. Evaluate delinquency intervention strategies, their impact, and the consequences of such interventions on the lives of system-involved youth.

Minor in Juvenile Justice — 16 units

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Required Courses (7 units)

C J 470/SOC 452Juvenile Justice4
C J 475Intervention Policies in Juvenile Justice3

Elective Courses (9 units)

AFRS 215Introduction to Black Family Studies3
AFRS 345Blacks in Urban America3
AFRS 515Black Family Studies3
CAD 210Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development3
C J 471Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice3
C J/LTNS 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice3
C J 550School Violence and Discipline3
C J 600Youth Gangs in Community Context3
PSY 330Child Development3
SPED 370Young Children Disabled or At Risk and Their Families3
S W 350Services to Children, Youth, and Their Families3