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NCJ Number: 148389 Find in a Library
Title: EXPLICIT ESTIMATION OF THE PREVALENCE OF COMMITMENT TO A TRAINING SCHOOL, TO AGE 18, BY RACE AND BY SEX
Journal: Journal of the American Statistical Association  Volume:68  Issue:343  Dated:(September 1973)  Pages:547-553
Author(s): R A Gordon
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Rockville, MD 20857
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: MH13951; GS-29873
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article defends the use of racial and other ethnic identifications in the collection of social data.
Abstract: Estimates of the race and sex specific prevalence to age 18 of commitment to a training school are derived. The obtained relative prevalence rates are found to be similar to another set for a different criterion, a different time, and a different, smaller jurisdiction. The author concludes that differences in relative rates of three to one make it impossible to interpret differences in absolute rate without taking into account the racial composition of the population. Footnotes, tables, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Courts; Statistics
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