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