Crime Deterrence in High-Risk Juvenile Offenders

$8.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate


CEU Course Description

There is a link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions and deterrence from crime among serious adolescent offenders.  This CEU course discusses the factors that lead youth who have committed serious offenses to persist in or desist from offending.

Article Author:  Thomas Loughran, Ph.D., et al.; U.S. Department of Justice
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Investigate what is needed for an arrest to deter an individual.

2.  Examine the components of psychosocial maturity.

3.  Scrutinize the age at which psychosocial maturation begins to slow down.

4.  Identify what factors are considered part of the “sanction regime” in which offenders base their decisions to commit crime.

5.  Describe the primary mechanism through which deterrence works.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2016-07-17

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