Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMG20270 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 市民性・社会科学認識内容学特講VI
Subject Name
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Special Lecture on Citizenship and Social Sciences VI
Instructor HATA HIROTO
ハタ ヒロト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur5-8:EDU A407
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Special lecture: The repetition of literature reading, reporting of research results, Q&As, discussion and the report of re-examination in the next lesson (or after). 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students M2 students of Social Studies Education Major
Keywords Juvenile delinquency, juvenile judiciary, judicial welfare, rehabilitation protection, crime prevention, international comparison, legal profession. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
  ・Objective: To develop and fulfill contents of civics education, understands overseas legal system concretely and accurately through reading of latest textbook on juvenile justice system. Then, has students acquire social science analytical capability to explain why the  legal system in Japan/U.S. reaches the current state and evaluate function of legal system objectively, and improves capabilities as civics teacher and teaching contents development ability significantly.
 ・Theme: To understand overview of Japan/U.S. juvenile justice system from law comparison and social-legal study points of view. 
Class Schedule Class outline
・For all lessons, students are expected to read the specified English documents in advance, summarize the section they are in charge, and make presentations on research results of relevant factors with logical consideration added. Results of follow-up study after discussion need to be posted as needed on electronic bulletin board for this class.
<Class schedule>
Lesson 1: Introduction. Documents introduction, Decision of reporting in charge, Explanation of procedure
Lesson 2: Chapter 1  Juvenile justice system in U.S.
Lesson 3: Chapter 2  Measurement of delinquency (tendency of delinquent juvenile)
Lesson 4: Chapter 3  Delinquency theory
Lesson 5: Chapter 4  Overview of juvenile justice system
Lesson 6: Chapter 5  Rights of delinquent juveniles
Lesson 7: Chapter 6  Delinquent juveniles and police
Lesson 8: Chapter 7  Institutionalization and pre-trial procedure
Lesson 9: Chapter 8  Prosecutor’s decision-making in juvenile justice
Lesson10: Chapter 9  Classified treatment and preparation procedures (Sending to court and other purposes)
Lesson11: Chapter 10  Trial procedure (selection of treatment)
Lesson12: Chapter 11  Nominal punishment (warning, non-punishment treatment, and other conflict resolution method)
Lesson13: Chapter 12  Juvenile probation and correction in society
Lesson14: Chapter 13  Correction of juveniles (custodial sentence and on parole)
Lesson15: Summary, Comparison with juvenile delinquency treatment in Japan (implemented in every lesson). 
Textbooks:Dean John Champion, “The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law, 5th ed.” Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.
Reference materials:White Papers on Police, Crime. Family Court Monthly Report and Judicial Statistics Yearbook (Part of Juvenile Case) 
PC or AV used in
Textbook and materials posted on Bb9. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
 Every time, read English text and report the summary. Check unclear points in the class and relevant cases as much as possible for follow-up presentation in the next or later classes. 
Requirements  Subject area "civics"-related class.
 Depending on student’s interest and intention, course correction can be done within the politics area in civics. Specifically, themes such as “U.S. state supreme court and popularly-elected judge’s ruling action” “reality of U.S. federal supreme court” “theoretical criminology” and “practice case of direct democracy in U.S.” are included in the syllabus of other classes the instructor is responsible for. Or students can chose documents on practice of lawyers and prosecutors. The instructor privately owns English books on laws.
 As all of them are books written in English, the most appropriate book needs to be selected according to student’s interest and area of research.
★If students send e-mail to the instructor to inform their questions and expectation related to student’s research direction early, it would be helpful for the instructor.
 In case of lecture (2 units), in addition to 30-hour class of 15 lessons, 60-hour preparation and review (it’s 4 hour in total per lesson, so students need to look into the dictionary for unknown words, summarize the contents, and investigate the relevant documents) must be made step by step.
※ The class hour on the time table happens to be Thursday afternoon for the convenience of registration. The convenient time will be determined through discussion with students. 
Grading Method   Students to be comprehensively assessed by assessment elements such as reports and responses to questions, questions to other students' reports and the contents of lectures, discussions, and posting to the class electric bulletin board.  
  Students will not pass if they are absent 5 times.  The class is only 45 minutes long (elementary school level?), shortened due to time allocated to breaks and travel.  Tardiness is not acceptable.  Two times of tardiness is equivalent to 1 absence.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message   My field of expertise is legal science, in particular, socio-legal study and criminal sociology. Specifically, I am investigating reality of activities by law-related people such as criminal lawyer, judge, and city council members. Also, my scope is expanding such as juvenile problematic behavior, status of juvenile delinquency, and countermeasures.
 Don’t bring any food or drinks into the classroom (This may sound like the announcement made before the departure in Hanshin-bus, passing by Koushien Baseball Stadium. ) I’m a Class-1 health officer.  
Other Relevant URLs 1:White Paper on Policing http://www.npa.go.jp/hakusyo/index.htm
    2:White Paper on Crime http://www.moj.go.jp/HOUSO/hakusho2.html
    3: Judicial Statistics Yearbook (Part of Juvenile Cases) http://www.courts.go.jp/search/jtsp0010?
    4:White Paper on Youth http://www8.cao.go.jp/youth/suisin/hakusho.html" 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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