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Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention and Repression


Entry requirements

Second year students (and if places available third year students) of the Honours College FSW program.


What personal and environmental factors contribute to a higher risk for juvenile delinquency? Why do some adolescents and young adults display criminal behavior? What kind of prevention and intervention programs are effective?

During this course, scientists, lawyers and youth workers share their academic insights and personal experiences within the field of juvenile delinquency. Based on interdisciplinary insights and scientific research, you will design and present a short prevention or intervention program (group assignment) related to youth and drug abuse, (peer) mistreatment, sexual assault, and (right wing) extremism.

Course objectives

After successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Be aware of risk factors for developing criminal behaviour in adolescents

  • Be informed about the daily reality of juvenile delinquents and the law system

  • Be acquainted with juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention programmes

  • Be able to design a feasible, effective and innovative intervention programme aimed at prevention or intervention of juvenile delinquency.

Mode of instruction

In interactive lectures, scientific and experiential experts in the field of juvenile delinquency share their insights, and by doing so, assist you in designing a program.


After the presentation, you hand in the intervention programme on Brightspace. The course coordinator assesses your intervention on a) feasibility, b) effectiveness, and c) innovativeness.




Date Time Location
8-12-2021 18:00-20:00 Pieter de la Courtgebouw
12-1-2022 18:00-20:00 Pieter de la Courtgebouw
26-1-2022 18:00-20:00 Pieter de la Courtgebouw
23-2-2022 18:00-20:00 Pieter de la Courtgebouw
9-3-2022 18:00-20:00 Pieter de la Courtgebouw
30-3-2022 18:00-20:00 Pieter de la Courtgebouw


Registration via uSis, activity code 13030.

You can register for the Elective Honours Modules via uSis until five days before the start of the course.

Courses starting in semester 1: registration opens July 15th.

Contact information

If you have any questions, please contact Honours College FSW