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Youth in Conflict With the Law

PFD360

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PFD360 - Youth in Conflict With the Law

This course begins with an historical overview of the management of youthful offenders by the Criminal Justice System in Canada and how current laws concerning youth crime evolved. Students will examine and apply in depth the many legal policies and procedures in the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Contemporary, social concerns will be discussed including the relationships between youth deviance, their socio-economic status and mental health; gang culture; societal reaction to youth crime and how these views are informed and reproduced through conventional and social media. Finally, various community intervention and prevention strategies will be explored.


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