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SLGY 3317 –  Young Offenders and the Law

(3 credits –  TG) 3 hours lecture

In most societies, people below a certain age are thought to be less than fully culpable or cognizant of the consequences of their actions. As a result, juvenile justice systems are established to deal with them separately from adults. Using sociological theory, this course will consider Canada’s strategies for addressing young people, illegal activities, and legal consequences.

Prerequisites: Sociology 2229 and one of Sociology 2231, 2232, 2233, 2245, 2253, 2265, 2271, 2273, 2275, 2277 or consent of the department.