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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice - Professor Addie Smith

  • Course Number: LAW-373
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 24
  • Description: This class is intended to help you develop an understanding of the legal, political and practice issues around youth involved in the juvenile justice or delinquency system. We’ll review the history of juvenile justice in the United States, cover basic court processes and dispositions, and spend time exploring the overlay of adult criminal justice issues applied to youth in Oregon and other jurisdictions. We will also discuss a variety of related issues including unique legal considerations in the investigative criminal procedures regarding youth accused of delinquent or criminal conduct; racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system; the application of the rights of crime victims in juvenile matters; and unique developmental considerations for juveniles in the system.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Two take home exams
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no