JJS606 Delinquency & Gang Impact
Lead Faculty: Dr. Cindy E. Sytsma
Course DescriptionIn this course students will examine accurate analysis of gangs in America in its social context and investigate the effectiveness of current interventions.
- Evaluate controversial intercultural issues among students within the juvenile justice system.
- Analyze the etiology and diagnosis related to various theoretical approaches in the field of emotional/behavioral disorders.
- Analyze the social characteristics of individuals with emotional/behavioral disorders.
- Evaluate the factors that influence overrepresentation of diverse individuals in programs for individuals with emotional/behavioral disorders.
- Appraise the cultural perspectives influencing the relationships among families, schools and communities as related to instruction and the demands of learning environments outside of regular school settings.
- Assess crisis prevention and intervention strategies for individuals at risk of emotional/behavioral disorders.
- Compare and contrast different types of gangs including small, regional and national.
- Evaluate societal and law enforcement techniques and strategies to combat gangs.