Youth Crime and Justice

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Youth Crime and Justice

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite(s): compulsory set in Social Sciences

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Assessment: essay (2000 words) [50%], in-class test [50%]
    The principal aim of this module is to lay out the underlying theories of juvenile justice, and examine those goals and objectives conducive to the building of a successful youth justice system. The importance of ?age? will be analysed as a factor of crime and assess why offending by young people provokes such strong public reaction - prompting governments to react with punitive measures. In addition to mapping the extent of youth crime, the module explores theoretical explanations for causes of youth crime and also considers young people as victims. In addition, it explores the regulation, control and punishment of young people within the criminal justice system.

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