- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 112
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Juvenile: Definition, Law & Crime Statistics
Course SummaryPrepare for the UExcel Juvenile Delinquency exam in a few short weeks with this comprehensive test prep course. The course's flexible online format allows you to watch video lessons, take practice quizzes and study for the exam at any time that's convenient.
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About This Course
If you're planning to take the UExcel Juvenile Delinquency credit-granting exam, use this self-paced test prep course to supplement your studying experience and gain confidence for the exam. The course contains simple and engaging lessons that cover all of the juvenile delinquency topics you'll be tested on, including theories of juvenile delinquency, the juvenile justice system and influences on delinquency. The course also contains plenty of quizzes to help you practice answering the types of questions you'll find on the exam. You can complete the course on your own schedule, pass the exam and earn up to 3 college credits.
Syllabus & Course Information
The course content is closely aligned with the concepts that appear on the UExcel Juvenile Delinquency exam. Work through the lessons at your own pace and take the self-assessment quizzes to retain what you study. When you're finished working through the course, you should be able to:
- Summarize the history of juvenile delinquency in the U.S. and connect various types of delinquency to demographic trends
- Define and evaluate foundational juvenile delinquency concepts, such as status offense, parens patriae and delinquency
- Assess major theories pertaining to delinquent behavior
- Understand how delinquent behavior is influenced by school, peers, drugs, family, gender and the media
- Evaluate the juvenile justice system and its prevention and treatment methods
There are no prerequisites for this course; however, some students choose to take Criminal Justice 101 prior to taking Juvenile Delinquency.
Broken into 12 chapters, this course contains 103 lessons that are taught by subject matter experts in the field of juvenile delinquency. These lessons are typically less than 8 minutes in length, which helps you study quickly and efficiently. As you work through the course, take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you take away the most important terms and concepts from the lessons. You can solidify your comprehension of the material by taking the course's chapter exams and final assessment. We've also included printable lesson transcripts to supplement your studying experience, and our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. The course is also available at any time of day or night, and you can use any Internet-connected device to access it.
UExcel Juvenile Delinquency Exam Information
Worth 3 college credits, the UExcel Juvenile Delinquency exam can help you test out of an upper-level undergraduate course in juvenile delinquency. Excelsior College students are encouraged to talk with their academic advisors to determine how this exam can apply to their degree program. Similarly, test takers who aren't enrolled at Excelsior College should check with their institutions to see if UExcel credit will be accepted.
- Number of Questions: About 120 questions
- Question Type: Mostly multiple choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $110
UExcel Juvenile Delinquency Exam Breakdown
|UExcel Exam Concept||Percent of the UExcel Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Nature and Extent of Juvenile Delinquency||15%||18 questions||6 lessons|
|Theories of Juvenile Delinquency||30%||36 questions||24 lessons|
|Influences on Delinquency||30%||36 questions||42 lessons|
|Juvenile Policing, Courts, Corrections and Prevention||25%||30 questions||31 lessons|
Earn UExcel Credit
Taking and passing a UExcel exam can help you save you time and money. The UExcel Juvenile Delinquency exam is worth 3 upper-division college credits. Students who are students of Excelsior College can apply this credit toward their degree programs, and the credit may be transferred to other colleges and universities that accept UExcel credit. Check with your institution to make sure this type of credit may be transferred.
Study Schedule for the UExcel Juvenile Delinquency Exam
This course has around 14 hours worth of lesson material. Take a look at the table below to get a sense of how long it may take you to complete the course based on your study frequency.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||1 and a half weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||A little over 2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||4 and a half weeks|
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