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Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention and Repression

Course
2019-2020

Entry requirements

Second year students of the Honours College FSW program.

Description

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. You and your fellow students present this program during the final session.

Assessment method

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

Location

Leiden

Timetable

Date Time Location Room
4-12-2019 19:00-21:30 P. de la Court Building 5A47
11-12-2019 19:00-21:30 P. de la Court Building 5A47
8-1-2020 19:00-21:30 P. de la Court Building 5A47
15-1-2020 19:00-21:30 P. de la Court Building 5A47
5-2-2020 19:00-21:30 P. de la Court Building 5A47
19-2-2020 19:00-21:30 P. de la Court Building 5A47
4-3-2020 19:00-21:30 P. de la Court Building 5A47

Registration

Registration via uSis, activity code 12327.

Contact information

If you have any questions, please contact Nienke van der Heide