Juvenile Justice (JUS 171) On-line Course Syllabus


Instructor: Dave Freeman

Office: W3-28

Telephone: 215-751-8744

E-mail: dfreeman@ccp.edu



Meeting Dates:

There are no live meetings scheduled. Meetings could be planned at the discretion of the instructor.


Course objectives:


Students will learn why juveniles are distinguished from adults in terms of correctional practices.


The treatment of juveniles historically will be discussed as well as the recent shift in focus from treatment and rehabilitation to control and accountability.


Possible causes of juvenile delinquency will be discussed.


The juvenile justice system as well as various delinquency and delinquency prevention approaches will be discussed.




Juvenile Delinquency- Theory, Practice and Law, 10th edition

Authors-Siegel, Welsh and Senna

Thompson/Wadsworth Publishing  



Failure to turn in two weeks’ work (two sessions) will make you subject to being dropped from the course.  









Late assignments, forums, tests, or quizzes will not be accepted not be accepted. This course is interactive and doing the work in a timely matter is critical to success.



Disability Policy:

 If you require assistance with any condition or disability you should consult the College catalog for direction. The Center on Disability is located at M1-22B (215-751-8307).



The Counseling Department is located in office W2-2.



Plagiarism is a very serious offense. Very simply, it is a form of theft; that is by stealing somebody’s work and passing it off as your own. This is done on the Web by finding an article and using it as your own. If you are discovered plagiarizing you will fail the assignment and fail the course. You will also be reported to the Dean of Student Affairs for disciplinary action.




Assignments   20%


Forums:     30%


Mid Term 15%


Final Exam    15% 


Chapter Tests    20%


Grade Scale:


90-100= A

80-90=   B

70-80=   C

60-70=   D

<60=      F