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NCJ Number: 195282 Find in a Library
Title: Burglary Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
Author(s): Carl McCurley Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: FS-200208
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Factsheet
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document is a fact sheet prepared by the Office of Juvenile Justice Prevention (OJJDP)concerning burglary cases referred to juvenile court.
Abstract: The fact sheet is a summary report prepared by the OJJDP detailing trends in offense rates and judicial handling of juvenile burglary offenders. The fact sheet covers juvenile burglary arrests between 1989 and 1998. According to the available data, arrests peaked between 1989 and 1992, but at the end of the study period in 1998, the arrest rate had declined 7 percent. Further, the data indicates gender differences during the study period. While male burglary offender arrest rates decreased 9 percent, female burglary offender arrest rates increased 17 percent to make female juvenile offenders responsible for 10 percent of total juvenile burglary arrestees. The total official handling of burglary cases increased for both genders, but referral of burglary offenders to out of home correctional placement decreased and females still remained less likely than their male counterparts to receive an out of home sanction. Note, 3 tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile burglary; Juvenile courts
Index Term(s): Burglary; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Juvenile delinquent demographic data; Male juvenile delinquents
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