Youth Crime and Justice

POLC 2009

In this course, students examine the factors that bring young people into conflict with the law and their relationship with the justice system. Students explore the evolution of youth justice legislation and examine the impact of legislation on judicial processes and service delivery models. Students review the special circumstances required to arrest, investigate, and interview young offenders. Furthermore students identify and explain the process of assessment, sentencing, use of alternative measures and detention of young offenders. Selected topics include issues surrounding female criminal behaviour, gang-related activity, public safety and the various implications of youth living in a violent society.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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