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Title: Guidelines for the Coding of Data Elements Commonly Found in Juvenile Court Information Systems
Author(s): J L Hutzler; H N Snyder
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-JN-AX-0027; 83-JN-AX-0004; 85-JN-AX-0012
Sale Source: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
3700 South Water Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
United States of America
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines present and explain the coding structures for many of the data elements that are commonly gathered on delinquency and status offenses by juvenile court information systems.
Abstract: The guidelines are intended to encourage information systems to adopt coding schemes for a core set of important data elements to promote the compatibility of data from year to year within the court, among various courts, and with available State and national crime and census data. The information is also intended to promote the use of well documented and clearly defined data elements and values by presenting samples of the level of detail such documentation should meet. Moreover, coding structures based on these recommendations will be consistent with the categories used in the Uniform Crime Reports, the National Crime Survey, and other Federal information sources. Definitions of general terms as well as specific elements.
Main Term(s): Court information systems
Index Term(s): Data collections; Juvenile courts
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