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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 175560     Find in a Library
Title: Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 1987-1996
  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 fact sheet presents data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive on cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court via judicial waiver between 1987 and 1996.
Abstract: The rate of juvenile court waivers in 1996 was similar to that in previous years and represented 1 percent or approximately 10,000 of the formally processed delinquency caseload, which in turn amounted to 56 percent of the 1.8 million delinquency cases. However, the profile of cases waived to criminal court changed considerably between 1987 and 1996. Prior to 1992, more property offense cases than person offense cases. Person offense cases now outnumber property offense cases. The use of judicial waiver varied by the offense and the race of the offender. Cases involving person offenses were the most likely to be waived to criminal court; from 1989-92, drug law offense cases were the most likely to be waived. Cases involving white youth and youth of other races were less likely to be waived than cases involving black youth. Figures, table, and description of source of further information
Main Term(s): Juvenile court waiver
Index Term(s): Juvenile processing ; Juvenile adjudication ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Juvenile statistics
Publication Number: FS-009999
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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