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NCJ Number: 121181 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Arbitration: Net Widening and Other Unintended Consequences
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:26  Issue:4  Dated:(November 1989)  Pages:358-377
Author(s): M Ezell
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using an interrupted time-series design with a comparison group, this study seeks to determine whether a juvenile arbitration program can alter the reach of the court in a unique manner.
Abstract: The study shows that the preprogram trend of increasing rates of judicial handling shifted to a decreasing pattern but that the rates of judicial supervision continued to climb. Also, changes in the court's decision making relating to probation and commitment to residential programs associated with the implementation of the arbitration program were noted. This new style of diversion results in larger numbers of youth being in the system longer where they are subject to system control and requirements. 1 figure, 6 tables, 23 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile arbitration
Index Term(s): Juvenile case disposition; Juvenile justice research
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