A comprehensive treatment of the juvenile justice system which examines juvenile delinquency from several perspectives. The course will explore the current public and political climate surrounding delinquency and youth crime with an emphasis on gangs and the policies initiated to deal with them. It will also examine the debate on the media’s role in generating juvenile violence. Where appropriate, examples from South Carolina will be used. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 201 or permission of the instructor. Credit, 3 hours.