Juvenile Law



SLN #: 78881
Course Prefix: LAW-635
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Stanton

Course Description:
This course will include an analysis of the legal and philosophical bases for a separate juvenile justice system as well as an examination of how the legal system deals with children. Juvenile delinquency will be a central topic including: jurisdiction and disposition in the juvenile court, procedural differences between the delinquency process and the adult criminal process and the role of the lawyer in the juvenile court process. Other general topics will be state enforced limitations on the liberty of minors (e.g., "status" offenses, child labor laws, driving privileges, juvenile curfews, etc.) and abuse, neglect and dependency. The course will consider current reforms and the future of the juvenile court. Class trip(s) may include: Observation of proceedings in the Juvenile Court and visits to the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center and Adobe Mountain Juvenile Institution. Exemptions are available. Field trip may require alternative scheduling

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Short Writing Assignments
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Participation Points: Possibly
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None