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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PBJ 337 - Child Abuse and the Legal System

2018-2019 Catalog Year:

This course will examine the history of society’s reaction to the issue of child maltreatment and the development of the legal systems in response to child abuse and children’s issues. It identifies types of maltreatment; roles of the professionals involved; investigating reports of child abuse and neglect; and services to the families and children. The course will examine the courts involved with children’s issues; the use of expert witnesses; hearsay evidence; and the rights and obligations of children. In addition to readings and classroom discussion, multimedia materials will be used and guest speakers may be invited.

Prerequisite: Minimum sophomore standing; or instructor permission.
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3