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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Juvenile Justice (JUS-380)


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

May 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 


Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: discuss differences between the criminal and juvenile justice systems; describe the philosophical approach that led the juvenile justice system to become a system based on rehabilitative ideals; outline the advantages and disadvantages offered by a juvenile system based on treatment versus one based on punishment; explain current crime patterns and discuss the difficulties associated with the measurement of juvenile crime; summarize the effectiveness of court intervention programs; and outline the stages of the juvenile justice system.


Juvenile Justice provides students with an overview of the topic of juvenile justice, with a specific emphasis on the United States juvenile justice system. Other topics include examination of the history of the juvenile justice system, evaluation of how juvenile wrongdoing has been socially constructed as a problem, how the juvenile justice system deals with miscreant and delinquent youth, and exploration of the future of juvenile justice in America.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Parole Probation, Pre-law, or Administration (5/23).