Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice

Section 1, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/14
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

This interdisciplinary seminar examines mental health issues in juvenile justice. Students will include law students, as well as students in psychology, education, and related fields (enrolled under EDHS 589). Seminar sessions will include key issues in juvenile forensic mental health e.g., adjudicative competency, criminal responsibility, waiver to adult courts, juvenile sexual offending, school violence, and the prevalence of mental illness within the juvenile justice system. In addition to traditional seminar class sessions, the course includes case studies, the observation of live and videotaped forensic mental health evaluations conducted through the Institute, and participation in a mock trial. Readings will include case law and social science research literature.

The instructors are Professors Daniel Murrie, Ph.D. (Department of Psychiatry) and Dewey Cornell, Ph. D. (Curry School of Education).

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only

Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by 4:30 pm (EST) on the last day of the Spring examination period.

Final Exam Notes:

Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by 4:30 pm (EST) on the last day of the Spring examination period.

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: All class sessions will be held at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy in the Cedars Court office suite near Barracks Road.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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