This course examines the juvenile justice system including juvenile court proceedings involving alleged delinquent children and on behalf of children in need of protection and services under applicable Wisconsin Statutes and constitutional law principles. The roles and responsibilities of law enforcement, child protection agencies, intake workers, and court officials are developed. The juvenile justice system is also examined from a sociological perspective with students evaluating the system’s effectiveness in controlling juvenile delinquency by reviewing recent legislation and court ruling on the rights of youthful offenders and assessing legal efforts to correct their antisocial behavior.

3.0Credits