LAWE 280

Juvenile Justice

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

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.

Fall 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Juvenile Justice Hawes, Ai Books Course details

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Juvenile Justice Swanson, Ju Books Course details

Summer 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Juvenile Justice Staff Books Course details