Juvenile Justice Concentration

The Juvenile Justice concentration provides students with foundational knowledge about the juvenile justice system, juvenile delinquency issues, and rehabilitation and treatment approaches.  Students will learn about adolescent development, delinquency, social histories and assessments, detention and adjudication hearings, and treatment options. 

The juvenile justice concentration at Mercyhurst University combines scholarship with practical skills and experience.  A career in juvenile justice combines elements of traditional criminal justice with a strong commitment to youth and to rehabilitation. The number of professional positions in juvenile justice continues to grow as communities try new and innovative ways to deal with delinquency, its precursors, and its consequences. Students emerge from the concentration very well prepared for a career as a juvenile justice professional.

  • CRJS 280 The Juvenile Justice System
  • CRJS 285 Approaches to Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRJS 317 Professional Practice in Juvenile Justice
  • CRJS 475/495 Internship or approved Criminal Justice electives (6 credits)*

 *Students have the option of up to 6 credits of internship and/or electives 


Lecture: Not Just a Pretty Face

Dates: Apr 22

Location: Walker Recital Hall

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

student and faculty spotlight