Criminal Juvenile Justice in America: a Model Primer for High School Students

Date of Award


Degree Type

Closed Access Thesis

Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Justice Studies

First Advisor

Charles H. Reedy

Department Affiliation

Justice Studies

Second Advisor

Robert W. Ullman

Department Affiliation

Justice Studies

Third Advisor

Richard Snarr

Department Affiliation

Justice Studies


The increased interest in criminal justice education at the secondary level, as discussed in Chapter 1, coupled with the apparent lack of a single, comprehensive source on crime, criminal law, and criminal justice at the secondary level indicated that a text that covered those subjects would be a contribution to the literature and field of criminal justice education at the high school level. The major contribution of the model text within this thesis then is not that it will add any new information to the criminal justice discipline, but that it combines related material into a single source which will permit high school students to integrate information on the problem of crime with the criminal laws that define crime, the system that regulates crime, and the process that occurs when those criminal laws are violated.


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