Juvenile Delinquency and Antisocial Development


Course Objective

You learn to describe and relate environmental and child-personal
factors involved in the development of antisocial behavior and to
explain why some children develop antisocial behaviors.

Course Content

Juvenile Delinquency and Antisocial Behavior is focused on the etiology,
course and consequences of behavioral problems that may ultimately
result in the development of antisocial behavior. Central to this course
are environmental factors, such as parent-child and peer relationships,
and child-personal factors, such as genetic and neurocognitive
influences. Each week, we will focus on a specific factor that
potentially underlies the development of antisocial behavior. Using case
material, you will focus on how that particular factor may play a role
in children's antisocial development. In addition, we will consider and
discuss potential interventions for antisocial behavior problems.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, seminars and group work.

Method of Assessment

Written exam; assignment


To be announced.

Additional Information

This course is taught every two years. It is taught in 2017-18, but not
in 2018-19.

General Information

Course Code P_MJUVDEL
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. P.A.C. van Lier
Examiner prof. dr. P.A.C. van Lier
Teaching Staff prof. dr. P.A.C. van Lier

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture