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NCJ Number: 32752 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS, LAW ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES AND REFERRAL RATES TO FLORIDA'S DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES
Author(s): D P JOHNSON; I J SILVERMAN
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Board of Regents
FL
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT OF AN EXPLORATORY PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELECTED COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS AND THE RATES OF REFERRAL OF JUVENILES TO THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES.
Abstract: THE PROJECT WAS INITIATED IN RESPONSE TO THE DIVISION'S CONCERN WITH DIFFERENTIAL REFERRAL RATES IN DIFFERENT COUNTIES OF THE STATE. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE PROJECT GOALS, A SAMPLE OF EIGHT COUNTIES WAS SELECTED TO INCLUDE COUNTIES WITH HIGH, MEDIUM, AND LOW REFERRAL RATES. THESE COUNTIES WERE USED TO STUDY THE ROLES OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL CLASS CHARACTERISTICS, THE REFERRAL POLICIES OF A SAMPLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AND THE ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF PATROLMEN WHEN DEALING WITH JUVENILES. THE STUDY GROUP RECOMMENDED MORE RESEARCH AND EVALUATION TO IMPROVE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE DIVISION AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND TO ENSURE THAT EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW IS PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Dispositions; Florida; Juvenile justice system; Juveniles; Police referral
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