Catalogue 2014 - 2015

CJ 304 Children, Family, and the State

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

CJ 101, SO 101, and any 200 level criminal justice course or permission of instructor.

Course Description

This is a critical look at the policy, the theory, and the practice of state intervention into families on behalf of children. The study involves a review of the legal theory underlying child protective services, an explanation of the relevant federal and state laws, an investigation of the various types of state involvement with families, an exploration of the role of social workers and departments of social services, and a practical look into how the legal system deals with families and children. Foster care and child treatment by the system will be explored.

Cross Listed Courses

SO 304