Evaluation and Treatment of the Juvenile Offender   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

EFP 620 - Evaluation and Treatment of the Juvenile Offender

Prerequisite(s): EFP 612  and EFP 613  and EFP 617 . This course addresses the psychological factors leading to the causes, assessment, classification and treatment of juvenile delinquency. Also, this course examines both psychodynamic and developmental approaches, emphasizing clinical dynamics, constitutional, and psychopathological factors contributing to delinquency. Further, major psychological treatment approaches are reviewed, with relevant case studies presented for illustrative detail. Analysis of legal and institutional responses to juvenile crime from the perspective of learning theory and developmental psychology are examined as well. Discusses the role of the forensic specialist in the juvenile justice system. Either EFP 619  or EFP 620 must be taken as a requirement. (3 credits)