Youth Crime and Justice
University of Roehampton
Area of Study
Criminal Justice, Criminology, Justice Studies
Taught In English
Prerequisite(s): compulsory set in Social Sciences
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewAssessment: 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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