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LAWE 280 Juvenile Justice

This course presents a juvenile justice system overview, with emphasis on Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure. The historical and philosophical development of the juvenile justice system is discussed, along with a comparative analysis of U.S. juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. Students learn about resources available to criminal justice practitioners and addresses the specific needs of juveniles in crisis.


Special information

Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice required.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 16, 2017 to May 2, 2023

Learning outcomes


  • Summarize definitions and concepts specific to juvenile justice.
  • Explain the history and philosophy of an independent juvenile justice system.
  • Identify procedural differences between juvenile and adult interaction.
  • Explain laws and case law specific to juveniles.
  • Examine theories specific to juvenile delinquency.