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NCJ Number: 121707 Find in a Library
Title: Effect of Early Juvenile Court Adjudication on Adult Outcome
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:33  Issue:3  Dated:(December 1989)  Pages:177-183
Author(s): W K Brown; T P Miller; R L Jenkins; W A Rhodes
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 9
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A 10 to 25 year follow-up, of two randomly selected groups of previously adjudicated delinquents from two Pennsylvania counties, reveals that the longer the elapsed time between first contact with the juvenile justice system and adjudication -- the worse the prognosis for a criminal conviction in adult life.
Abstract: In both counties, those delinquent youth who were adjudicated at first juvenile court referral had significantly lower rates of adult conviction than those delinquent youth who were adjudicated at later referral. The type of adjudication disposition (probation vs. placement) did not make a difference in adult outcome. 3 tables, 9 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile court diversion
Index Term(s): Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juvenile to adult criminal careers; Labeling theory; Pennsylvania; Recidivism
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