Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the juvenile justice system and its history.
  • Review landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases pertaining to the rights and protections of juveniles.
  • Introduce the methods and procedures used in psychological assessments of juveniles.
  • Discuss juvenile comprehension of constitutional rights.
  • Review social science research on false confessions of juveniles.
  • Describe rehabilitative options available for juveniles.
  • Review representative approaches to the rehabilitation of juveniles.
  • Describe and assess multisystemic therapy.
  • Review model approaches to the treatment of violent offenders and juvenile sex offenders.