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- Available Lessons: 82
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryCriminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging Criminal Justice topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Lesson 1 - The Juvenile Justice System - Assignment 1|
|Lesson 2 - The Juvenile Justice System - Assignment 2|
About This Course
This comprehensive online course offers short lessons on the juvenile justice system. As you progress through the course's chapters, you'll become familiar with the factors that affect juvenile delinquency, as well as the law enforcement measures that are taken to deter and correct delinquent behaviors.
The course comes with plenty of self-assessments to help you reinforce your understanding of these criminal justice concepts. You can access the course using your computer, tablet or mobile device. The online format of the course allows students, professionals and independent learners to study criminal justice at any time that's convenient.
The course objective is to analyze diverse ways to handle juvenile criminal offenders, to explore the cultural and sociological perspectives of delinquency, and to evaluate its causes and rehabilitation options.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
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- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain the scope and nature of juvenile delinquency
- Analyze biological, psychological and sociological theoretical explanations for juvenile crimes
- Assess the influence of gender, family, and social forces on juvenile behavior
- Differentiate the legal rights, trial processes, and correctional alternatives of adult vs. juvenile offenders
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system in preventing crime and rehabilitating offenders
There are no prerequisites for this course. But most students prefer to complete Criminal Justice 101 before taking this course.
Criminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE & NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Criminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Criminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Defining Juvenile Delinquency||Define and analyze the nature/extent of delinquency.|
|Theories of Delinquent Behavior||Distinguish between the prominent causal theories of delinquency, including biological, psychological and sociological theories. Apply basic concepts from each theory.|
|Influence of Gender & Family on Delinquency||Recognize the influences that gender has on delinquency. Analyze the effects that family stability has on juvenile delinquency.|
|School Issues & Delinquency||Evaluate relationships between academic performance and delinquency.|
|Social Forces & Delinquency||Explain how violence, academic performance, substance abuse and bullying contribute to delinquency.|
|Policing & Juveniles||Explain the roles that police play in the prevention of juvenile delinquency. Understand how police treat adult and juvenile suspects.|
|Adjudication of Juvenile Delinquents||Explain the historical trends and theoretical foundations of the juvenile justice system. Evaluate the fairness and effectiveness of the adjudication process.|
|Juvenile Corrections & Deterrence||Explain the goals of juvenile corrections and differentiate between adult and juvenile correctional treatment. Evaluate the effectiveness of juvenile treatment and rehabilitation programs.|
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