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NCJ Number: 185231 Find in a Library
Title: Detention in Delinquency Cases, 1988-1997
Author(s): Gillian Porter
Corporate Author: National Juvenile Court Data Archive
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: November 2000
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Juvenile Court Data Archive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: FS-200017
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet presents statistics related to juvenile detention and notes that the number of cases involving detention increased 35 percent between 1988 and 1997 and that the most dramatic change in the detention population was the influx of female juveniles charged with offenses against the person.
Abstract: The increase in juvenile detention paralleled the increase in the number of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts. The proportion of delinquency cases detained remained relatively steady between 1988 and 1997 and amounted to 20 percent of the cases processed in 1988 and 19 percent of the cases processed in 1997. Twenty-seven percent of the delinquency cases involving black youth in 1997 included detention, compared with 15 percent for white youth. The use of detention remained relatively constant, with the exception of cases involving drug law offenses. The use of detention for juveniles between 1988 and 1997 also remained constant in relation to the youths’ ages. Table, figure, and explanation of sources of further information
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention rates
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention; Juvenile processing; Juvenile statistics; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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