CIA340 - Youth and Crime

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Subject Title
Youth and Crime

Subject Description
This course examines the youth justice system in Canada, its response to youth crime, and the resulting impact it has had on society. Society?s response to young offenders is analyzed, along with the evolution of youth criminal justice legislation in Canada. Emphasis is placed on examining the use of custody as a corrective measure and its subsequent impact on young offenders. Research on youth crime and the youth justice system within the context of governing laws is analysed, as well as an in-depth look into trends, future approaches and interventions when dealing with youth crime and youth in conflict with the law.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

 

  1. Describe the function of the youth justice system in crime and intervention in Canada.
  2. Summarize the historical shifts of youth crime, society’s response to custody, and the laws that govern it in Canada.
  3. Evaluate the application of separate criminal justice systems for youth and adults in Canada.
  4. Identify specific legislative obligations of the police and courts have regarding diversion.
  5. Discuss the trends and approaches in youth crime and youth in conflict with the law.

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