Aug 15, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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CJS 534 - Youth Gangs


Prerequisites: None
This course is intended to give students a foundation in core issues related to the topic of youth gangs in the United States. This course will place the problems of gangs and youth violence in a broader historical context that allows the students to fully understand macro-level causes of problems, but also responses to problems. The course will also cover the key theoretical perspectives traditionally used to explain the development and continuation of gangs in communities across the United States. Finally, the will provide in-depth coverage of the policy responses traditionally used to combat gangs and why such strategies are generally found to have limited effectiveness. The course will encourage students to consider all of these issues when crafting public policy responses to ‘gang problems.’

3 credits



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