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Title: SKAGIT COUNTY (WA) - RURAL STATUS OFFENDER - SOME GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION AND THEIR PROCESSING BY THE JUVENILE COURT
Author(s): S READIO
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: LJPO-NWRC
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AGE, SEX, RACE, DETENTION RATE, ADJUDICATION, DISPOSITIONS, PLACEMENT, TREATMENT, OFFENSE SERIOUSNESS, AND REFERRALS ARE AMONG THE SUBJECTS MEASURED AND DISCUSSED.
Abstract: ALL OF THE JUVENILES STUDIED WERE TAKEN FROM 1975 REFERRALS TO THE JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT FOR THE OFFENSES OF: INABILITY TO ADJUST; PROBATION VIOLATIONS; CURFEW VIOLATIONS; INCORRIGIBILITY; RUNNING AWAY; AND TRUANCY. FEMALES ACCOUNTED FOR 57 PER CENT OF THE ENTIRE STATUS OFFENDER POPULATION: 76 PER CENT OF THE RUNAWAY POPULATION AND 68 PER CENT OF THE FOURTEEN TO FIFTEEN YEAR OLD AGE GROUP. FEMALE DOMINATION IN REFERRAL STATISTICS OCCURRED ONLY FOR CASUCASIANS. OFFENDERS WERE DETAINED AT A RATE OF 74 PER CENT. DETENTION TIME AVERAGED LESS THAN TWO DAYS. FEW STATUS OFFENDERS WERE FORMALLY PROSECUTED, AND 46.7 PER CENT OF ALL DISPOSITIONS FEATURED CLOSED CASES. A RETURN OF THE JUVENILE TO HIS OR HER OWN HOME ACCOUNTED FOR 61.1 PER CENT OF ALL PLACEMENT DECISIONS. THE MAJORITY OF CLIENTS WERE TREATED BY THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. ...RCB
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention; Juvenile processing; Juvenile status offenders; Juvenile status offenses; Juveniles; Offender statistics; Studies; Washington
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