Social pressures on children in our society that push them toward deviant behavior are focused on in this course. Power structure, class and caste urbanization, minority groups, and the effects of technological change concurrent with urban growth. Family, peer group, gang and slum subcultures as influences in development of the delinquent role. Methods of prevention, treatment and correction.
Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or SOCI 101
3 credits (3 lecture hours) spring semester
This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement.