2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 309 Youth, Crime and Justice

3 hours 

This course focuses on the illegal conduct of youth. It examines the ways that adults have reacted to misbehavior by youth over the centuries, how treatment approaches and prevention efforts by social welfare and social control agencies have changed, and how young peoples’ race, class, gender, and sexual orientation influence social and legal responses to problematic activities. This course also critically evaluates many of the sociological, psychological, and biological theories that attempt to identify the causes of a variety of youth crime and misbehavior.




ENG 201, SOC 101, and junior standing or above