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CMRJ206 - Juvenile Delinquency

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ206 Course ID: 3597 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will introduce students to the principles of juvenile delinquency. It will provide a historical overview of juvenile delinquency in America. The course will examine the psychological, social, and environmental theories of juvenile delinquency while also covering the juvenile court system and treatment options for delinquency.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

After successfully completing this course the student will be able to, among other things:

CO1: Compare and contrast the treatment of juvenile offenders to adult offenders.

CO2: Explain delinquency from a variety of perspectives.

CO3: Analyze the extent of delinquent behavior along with trends in juvenile delinquency within the United States.

CO4: Describe the social causation of delinquency.

CO5: Outline major theories of juvenile delinquency.

CO6: Examine the impact of external factors like neighborhood, family, friends, and schools on child development and delinquency.

CO7: Describe the origins, history, and philosophical objectives of the juvenile justice system.

CO8: Compare and contrast effective treatment approaches to preventing and controlling delinquency with treatment approaches that have been ineffective.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Forums 39.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.88 %
Week 2 Forum 4.88 %
Week 3 Forum 4.88 %
Week 4 Forum 4.88 %
Week 5 Forum 4.88 %
Week 6 Forum 4.88 %
Week 7 Forum 4.88 %
Week 8 Forum 4.88 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Assignment 1 10.00 %
Assignment 2 10.00 %
Exams 40.00 %
Mid-Term Exam1 20.00 %
Final Exam1 20.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.