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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
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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