Course Description

Course Name

Youth Crime and Justice

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Prerequisite(s): compulsory set in Social Sciences

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: essay (2000 words) [50%], in-class test [50%]
The principal aim of this module is to lay out the underlying theories of juvenile justice, and examine those goals and objectives conducive to the building of a successful youth justice system. The importance of ?age? will be analysed as a factor of crime and assess why offending by young people provokes such strong public reaction - prompting governments to react with punitive measures. In addition to mapping the extent of youth crime, the module explores theoretical explanations for causes of youth crime and also considers young people as victims. In addition, it explores the regulation, control and punishment of young people within the criminal justice system.

*Course content subject to change