2018 Winter Courses - CRM 224-A Juvenile Delinquency

Course Description

An examination of juvenile delinquency in American society. Topics included are the historical background and “invention” of delinquency, cross-cultural definitions of delinquency, theories of delinquency, social class differences, and the juvenile court system. The course critically examines the social, health, and mental health services which have been utilized by this society in attempts to prevent or “treat” delinquent behavior.

Additional Information

    • Prerequisite(s): CRM 120 or CRM 201.
    • This course may be applied to the American Studies program.

Course Instructor

Edward Jacoubs

Edward Jacoubs

Adjunct Professor of Criminology

Edward G. Jacoubs MSW is currently employed by the Plymouth County District Attorney office as the Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects. He is responsible for grant writing and administration, as well as community education and special projects. He has been with the District Attorney since 1998. Prior to working at the District Attorney's Office he was a Probation Officer for 13 years at the Brockton District Court, supervising juvenile offenders and mental health adults. He holds a Masters degree of Clinical Social Work from Boston College and has 30 years experience in the juvenile justice and forensic mental health field. He completed his clinical training at McLean Hospital with his concentration on addictions and adolescent behavioral health and is on the adjunct faculty at Bridgewater State, Curry College and Stonehill College located in Massachusetts. Mr. Jacoubs has presented at The Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Conference, The National Weed and Seed Conference, the National Crime Prevention Conference and on multiple issues and has presented and provided consultation with the State of West Virginia's Department of Education and United States Attorney's Office. In September 2015 Ed presented "Helping Traumatized Children Succeed in School and the Community" at John Jay College in New York City at the Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship Symposium.