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Title: Chronic Young Offenders
Journal: Systemstats  Volume:6  Issue:2  Dated:(November 1989)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: North Carolina Governor's Crime Cmssn
Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety
United States of America
Project Director: D Jones
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Grant Number: 85-BJ-CX-K011
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Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from the North Carolina juvenile and adult justice systems were used to analyze the differences between juvenile offenders who continue their criminal careers as adult offenders and those who do not.
Abstract: The analysis used data on the 585 juveniles released from residential training schools in 1985 and followed them over a 3-year period. A total of 195 had been arrested as adults. Findings showed that in contrast to other studies, youths who were older when first admitted to training school were more likely to be later arrested as adults. In addition, those with more commitments to training school were more likely to be rearrested as adults, as were property offenders. Violent juvenile offenders were the least likely to be rearrested as adults. The youths who had been in training school for drug offenses, drunk driving and other traffic offenses, or for drunkenness or disorderly conduct were most likely to be rearrested as adults. Those in training school for trespassing or other public order offenses were least likely to be arrested as adults. Table and figures.
Main Term(s): Juvenile to adult criminal careers
Index Term(s): Criminality prediction; Juvenile offender classification; North Carolina
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