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NCJ Number: 152535 Find in a Library
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: Unknown
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-JN-AX-0027; 83-JN-AX-0004; 85-Jn-AX-0012
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Document: PDF
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents the coding structures for many data elements commonly collected on juvenile delinquency and status offense cases by juvenile court information systems.
Abstract: The document aims 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. Using standard or widely accepted definitions, the document defines and discusses two general terms, case and intake, and other terms such as unique identifier, date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, residence location, school grade, legal custody, living arrangements, reason for referral, number of prior referrals, and adjudicated offense.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile court records
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