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CJ 233W - Client Growth and Development

Credits: 3
Explores the various factors involved in the development and growth of the criminal. Discusses the biological, environmental, and psychological influences. Reviews specific problems such as sexual, substance abuse and medical disorders. Explores intervention strategies.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Assess and analyze the differences between deviant, delinquent, criminal, and conventional behaviors as defined by society and the law.
    1. Define deviant behavior, delinquent, criminal, and conventional behavior.
    2. Describe how crime is measured in our society.
    3. List, analyze, and understand the importance of the factors (variables) used to conduct research in the area of criminology.
    4. Understand the differences between folkways, mores, and crime.
  2. Analyze and understand the conceptual frameworks of criminological theories used to explain crime.
    1. Define what a theory is and the role theories play in the social sciences.
    2. Differentiate between the following types of criminological theories: Biological, Psychological, Social Structure, Social Process, Social Reaction, Gang theories.
    3. demonstrate an understanding of the impact that social institutions have on criminal behavior (e.g.; family, school, & legal systems).
  3. Understand the developmental processes of human development and criminal patterns of behavior.
    1. Trace the development of the juvenile offender.
    2. Trace the development of young adult offenders.
    3. Understand the aging-out process.
    4. Identify the social, economical, and biological factors that contribute to criminal behavior.
  4. Identify specific problems associated with and experienced by offenders.
    1. Explain specific problems related to specific offender populations.
    2. Describe the role that substance abuse plays in criminality.
    3. Understand the problems encountered by sexual offenders.
    4. Understand the problems that are presented by the elderly offender.
    5. Identify and understand the problems presented by gangs.
    6. Identify the problems related to offenders that are HIV positive.
  5. Analyze and understand the purposes of various types of intervention strategies.
    1. Differentiate between probation, parole, and incarceration.
    2. Explain the purpose of treatment strategies.
    3. Understand the different methods of treatment that may be used such as individual or group therapy, drug counseling, and psychiatric treatment.
    4. Understand the consequences of the lack rehabilitation and its impact on the criminal justice system and society as a whole. Synthesize all of the above objectives and understand the role that each one of these plays in the rehabilitation of the offender.
  6. Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
    1. Document attainment of skills learned.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.
  7. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
    1. Articulate important ideas.
    2. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
    3. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
    4. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.
  8. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
    1. Analyze course content in written form.
    2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.

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