DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000465

Juvenile Delinquency in Lithuania

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Aistė Kuolaitė (tel. 8 5 2714618 el. p. aiste_kuolaite@mruni.eu)

a. o: Aistė Kuolaitė

Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applied

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Academic

2 semester

Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Criminology Criminal Law

Psychology Sociology Administrative Law

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

General competencies:independence and self-training as well as planning of professional career; ability to work independently and plan the process of self-training. Communicative ability and team based work: ability to communicate effectively and express reasoned opinion, justify conclusions, express them orally as well as in written by using terminology of social sciences, as well as ability to work in groups. Professional competencies: critical and strategic thinking and creativeness in applying knowledge of criminological sciences; ability to analyze practical criminogenic and other social situations, create and keep on professional bonds to persons, groups, society and specialists, ability to create balanced social environment. Detection, analysis and solution of criminological social problems: ability to identify a criminogenic situation and to suggest means and methods to solve it. Professional development. The interpretation of criminological researches: search, select and analyze information about criminogenic processes. Professional ethics: ability to act responsibly, honestly, thoroughly and transparently in accordance with the behavior of a law violator.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Ability to apply knowledge of other subjects (criminology, criminal law and others).

The methods, based on seminar work

General verbal interview; individual verbal interview

Ability to study scientific doctrine, to systematize knowledge and purposefully plan the procedure of his/her studying independently.

Independent studies of criminological literature

Presentations

Ability to analyze as well as be familiar with indicators of juvenile delinquency in Lithuania.

Individual statistical data collection, systematization and collective discussion

General verbal interview; presentations

Ability to apply theoretic knowledge in identification and resolution of practical problems of juvenile delinquency in Lithuania.

Independent studies of criminological literature; individual work on evaluation of practical problems of juvenile delinquency in Lithuania and collective discussion

General verbal interview; presentations


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Juvenility (childhood) as a legal, social and psychological phenomenon. Qualities of juvenility

4

4

8

15

Reading of scientific literature

State and tendencies of juvenile delinquency in Lithuania

2

4

6

20

Reading of scientific literature. Collection and systematization of statistical data. Presentation

Criminological characteristics of juvenile law violators

6

4

10

15

Reading of scientific literature

Reasons and conditions for juvenile delinquency in Lithuania

8

6

14

25

Reading of scientific literature. Presentation

Prevention of juvenile delinquency

4

6

10

20

Reading of scientific literature. Presentation

Preparing for examination and assessent

2

2

17

Overall

24

24

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

15

At the time of semester

10 points: excellent presence during the seminars. During almost all seminars the student actively takes part in discussions, answers the questions, presents observations and remarks, does the tasks given; 9 points: very good presence during the seminars. During the majority of the seminars the student actively takes part in discussions, answers the questions, presents observations and remarks, does the tasks given; 8 points: good presence during the seminars. During the seminars the student often takes part in discussions, answers the questions, presents observations and remarks, does the tasks given; 7 points: average presence during the seminars. During the seminars the student sometimes takes part in discussions, answers the questions, presents observations and remarks, does the tasks given; 6 points: satisfactory presence during the seminars. During the seminars the student has taken part in discussions, or answered the questions, or presented observations and remarks at least two times, does the tasks given; 5 points: weak presence during the seminars. During the seminars the student has taken part in discussions, or answered the questions, or presented observations and remarks at least one time, does the tasks given; 4 points: low presence during the seminars. The student is present in the seminars though almost never takes part in discussions, does not answer the questions and does not present observations and remarks, does not perform the tasks given; 3 points: bad presence during the seminars. The student is often present in the seminars though does not take part in discussions, does not answer the questions and does not present observations and remarks, does not perform the tasks given; 2 points: very bad presence during the seminars. The student is rarely present in the seminars, does not take part in discussions, does not answer the questions and does not present observations and remarks, does not perform the tasks given; 1 point: absolutely bad presence during the seminars. The student is almost never present in the seminars, does not take part in discussions, does not answer the questions, does not present observations and remarks, does not perform the tasks given.

Report

15

At the time of semester

There may be assessed: structure, scope and form of presentation, analysis and conclusions.

Examination

70

At the time of session for examinations, spring semester

Examination is made in written. The assessment is proportional to the number of questions answered.