Juvenile Justice B.S.
In 1899, Illinois created the first juvenile court to deal exclusively with the problems of all "troubled" children - from lawbreakers to those abused or neglected. Today, although violent crime by juveniles is decreasing, more than 208 million juveniles are arrested annually and juvenile abuse and neglect continue to be serious problems. Our juvenile justice program will provide you with an opportunity to understand the social and legal problems related to juvenile justice through interdisciplinary coursework in law, social work, psychology and sociology. You will also have the opportunity to apply your educational experience to real life situations at either the on-campus youth facility or through other internship and work experience.
Course List - Total Hours: 45
|Course #||Course Title||Hours|
|LGS110||American Legal System||3|
|LGS207||Fundamentals of Legal Research & Writing||3|
|LGS215||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|LGS301||Juvenile Law & Procedure||3|
|LGS408||Children & the Law||3|
|SWK340||Child Abuse and Neglect||3|
Any 3 hour appropriate Psychology course as approved by JUV advisor.
|Legal Studies Electives||3|
|May include PSY, SCA, SWK or other courses with approval.|