Jack King Seminar Coordinator
This is the ninth year for this popular, intensely interactive field school. This year’s topic is Perspectives of Juvenile Justice. It will be led by Jack King from the Department of Sociology with co-facilitators Deanna Cada, Executive Director of the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau and Keri Nelson, juvenile probation officer and Mentoring Coordinator from DeKalb County Court Services. Students will participate in a field school, which compares strategies used in the 15th and 16th Judicial Circuits of Illinois to strategies used in the Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami metropolitan areas for addressing juvenile crime and to reduce the number of juveniles entering the criminal justice system. Students will have an opportunity to observe and participate in projects designed to impact on juvenile justice programs in a meaningful way. Due to the highly intensive nature of this course, students are expected to have completed substantial readings by the first session. This course includes a travel seminar with a combination of lectures, readings, guest speakers, and site visits to selected organizations in Illinois and Florida. Students will be expected to participate actively in one of several group projects and present their group’s findings in a formal report to the appropriate ”County Juvenile Justice Council” and local service providers. In addition to the Florida travel portion of the course, there will be several mandatory local visits scheduled in Illinois.
Seminar cost is $1300, which includes course costs for three semester hours of undergraduate credit, instruction, field visits, and ground transportation for course-related activities in Florida, five nights lodging with three person occupancy. Cost does not include round-trip transportation to Florida, meals not already listed, books, or personal items. This is a permit-only field school. You will not receive a bill for this course from the Bursar’s Office. Instead, payment must be made directly to the Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming office located in the William R. Monat Building, Room 152, 148 N. 3rd St., in downtown DeKalb (at the corner of Third and Locust Streets). To reserve your space, you must complete the form and submit it with your deposit of $150 to LA&S External Programming by December 2, 2006. The rest of the payment must be received in full by December 18, 2006. Your space is guaranteed when LA&S External Programming receives your full payment.