||Prof. Jean Humphreys
|Office Phone: 214-333-5262
|Office: LC 229
|Office Hours: |
||TTH 8:30-9:30; T 12:30-2:30; TH
11-3(in office); Fri. 11-1 (online)
|SOCI 3302-01 (PSYC 3302-01, CRJS 3302-01)|
|TTH 11 AM|
|Class: LC 318|
A study of deviant behavior by legal minors in
contemporary society; factors and conditions contributing to delinquency; control and
treatment of offenders and programs for prevention.
COURSE OBJECTIVES and OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will acquire
these competencies (skills/abilities):
- Comparison and analysis of the theoretical explanations of
the causes, dynamics, and consequences of juvenile delinquency
- Examination of the environmental influences on
delinquency, as well as prevention of juvenile delinquency
- Have an increased understanding of the issues of law
enforcement related to juvenile delinquency
- Examine the juvenile court system and its handling of
cases, as well as other methods of treatment of children and adolescents
- Evaluate the issues of juvenile delinquency in the context
of a Christian worldview in order to become more effective servant leaders
Juvenile Delinquency: The Core, second
edition by Siegel
1. Childhood and Delinquency.
2. The Nature and Extent of Delinquency.
3. Individual Views of Delinquency.
4. Sociological Views of Delinquency.
5. Developmental Views of Delinquency.
6. Gender and Delinquency.
7. The Family and Delinquency.
8. Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups.
9. Schools and Delinquency.
10. Drug Use and Delinquency.
11. The History and Development of Juvenile Justice.
12. Police Work with Juveniles.
13. The Juvenile Court Process: Pretrial, Trial, and Sentencing.
14. Juvenile Corrections: Community Treatment and Secure Institutions
COURSE REQUIREMENTS and METHODS FOR
Assigned chapters in the textbooks are to be read by the
date indicated in the class schedule. After reading the chapter you should
complete the study material from the online website. This will prepare the student
for class discussion and help them to be able to synthesize the material presented in
class. In other words, you are more likely to stay awake! And yes, this is not for a
"grade" but for your "learning pleasure." The textbook website The
Core includes for each chapter:
Completing these learning opportunities will help the
student prepare for tests, but will not be graded.
The students will bring one current event from a
newspaper, magazine, professional journal, etc. related to each of the following topics of
discussion. The student is to have a brief written synopsis of the article (less
than one page) and bibliographic references. Ten articles will be submitted in a
folder (the flimsy, cheap paper kind), with each individual synopsis, bibliographical
reference, and the copy of the article. References must include at least two
online sources and two professional printed journals.
These will enhance both Writing and Technology Across the Curriculum. And yes, these
printed journals must be from those dusty library shelves, and not from your computer.
These topics include:
|Mass Media |
|Female Delinquency |
|Youth Violence |
|Juvenile Policing |
|Juvenile Law or Court |
|Juvenile Corrections |
The student should also be prepared to present these to
the class, during pertinent discussions. Students will be graded on their creativity,
ability to follow instructions and include the required information, the variety of
entries, and their class participation. These may be kept by the instructor, so the
student should make a copy of this before turning it in if so desired. They are due on the
date given at the beginning of class. After that ten points will be deducted per
Use the following guidelines for this assignment, as
appropriate. Most of these should be less than one page in length.
|Cover sheet for first page|
|These articles should be attached to or copied onto an 8
1/2 X 11 paper|
|Margins (one to one-and-a half inches on all sides) |
|Double-spacing (quotations longer than five lines will be
indented one inch from the left margin) |
|Paragraph indention (one-half to one inch) |
|Left justification |
|Use 12-point fonts |
|Avoid "widows," which are single lines separated
by a page break |
|Basic grammar for formal writing|
|Spelling and punctuation|
|Do not use contractions or first person pronouns|
|Use APA or MLA form and procedure|
|Further help with writing may be found in the writing lab |
|(Yes, I know this isn't an English class!)|
Three exams will be given on the dates indicated in the
class schedule. All exams will cover only the material presented or assigned since the
last previous exam. The questions will be taken from the lectures, class discussions and
textbook. These may include material from the videos. The exam will be primarily
objective. All exams taken in class will require a Scantron form 882-ES. No make-up exams
will be given after the class has taken an exam. After the first student leaves, no one
will be permitted to begin the exam. Don't be late! No beepers, cellular telephones,
programmable calculators, or electronic dictionaries may be used during a test.
Remember the Honor Code!
Absences for any reason must be kept to a minimum. If you
are absent, you are expected to complete the assignments found on the course schedule.
Two tardies will equal one absence and it is your responsibility to check after
class and make sure you were counted present. So that you do not steal time from
your classmates, do not come to class more than 15 minutes late. (Don't assume you
can find a nice close parking spot!!) If you miss more than 25 percent of the total
classes (or more than seven classes), you will receive an F.
A comprehensive final exam will be given as scheduled.
This grade may be used to replace your lowest major exam grade. If you are absent when an
exam is given, that zero will be dropped and replaced by the final exam grade. If you are
in class to take all scheduled exams, and if you are satisfied with your class average,
you are not required to take the final.
If all work is completed and turned in on time, there is
an extra credit assignment, worth up to 3 points on the final grade. Read and
complete a 3-5 page book review of Superpredators:
The Demonization of Our Children by the Law by Peter T. Elikann. You may find
this book in your library, bookstore, or from amazon.com.
This class will be graded on a percentage basis, as shown
GPA Grading System
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
The class will be primarily lecture, group presentations,
and group discussion. There may be some guest speakers and videos. There will also be a
field trip to the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Center.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENT
Personality and Social Psychology
|The Wilding of America by Charles Derber|
|The Culture of Disbelief by Stephen L. Carter|
|One-Sided Christianity by Ronald J. Sider|
|Cup of Water, Bread of Life by Ronald J. Sider|
|When the Bough Breaks by Sylvia Ann Hewlett|
|Dare to Discipline by James Dobson|
|God in the Dock by C. S. Lewis|
|Hollywood vs. America by Michael Medved|
|Too Old Too Soon by Doug Fields|
|The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman|
|The Body by Charles Colson|
|Born Again by Charles Colson|
|Whatever Happened to the Human Race? by Francis
and C. Everett Koop
|Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman|
|Talking Power by Robin Tolmach Lakoff|
|Brain Sex by Anne Moir and David Jessel|
|God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil
Rights by Charles Marsh|
But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at
ease, without fear of harm.
Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.
Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his
thought. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He
will freely pardon.