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  NCJ Number: NCJ 175562     Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Court Processing of Delinquency Cases, 1986-1995
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Anne L Stahl
  Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This summary of juvenile court processing of delinquency cases during 1986-95 notes that 55 percent of the estimated 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 1995 were processed formally either by a juvenile delinquency petition or by waiving the case to criminal court.
  Abstract: The number of formally processed delinquency cases increased 69 percent from 554,000 to 938,000 between 1986 and 1995. The youth was adjudicated delinquent or waived to criminal court in 29 to 32 percent of the delinquency cases each year from 1986 to 1995; only 1 percent of formally processed cases were waived to criminal court in 1995. Drug cases were the most likely to result in adjudication or waiver (36 percent) in 1995; property cases were the least likely (30 percent). Figures, tables, and information sources of further statistics
  Main Term(s): Juvenile processing
  Index Term(s): Juvenile adjudication ; Juvenile court waiver ; Juvenile statistics
  Publication Number: FS-99101
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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