Students will examine how the law, and particularly Supreme Court jurisprudence, treats juvenile offenders in both the juvenile justice and adult criminal justice systems. Students will begin by learning about the history of the juvenile justice system. They will then consider the case law governing the stages in delinquency proceedings, from interrogation through sentencing. Students will consider and analyze how juvenile offenders are treated differently from adult offenders and the implications for legal advocacy. Particular attention will be given to emerging research on adolescent development and its influence on juvenile law.
|Th 4:00-5:50 PM||Klein 7B|
You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- LAW 0410 (Criminal Law I)
You must take this course in conjunction with the following courses:
- LAW 0532 (Criminal Procedure I)