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NCJ Number: 69516 Find in a Library
Title: MISSISSIPPI YOUTH COURT STATISTICS, 1978
Corporate Author: Mississippi Dept of Public Welfare
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Mississippi Dept of Public Welfare
Jackson, MS 39216
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
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STATISTICAL INFORMATION ON CASES DISPOSED OF BY THE MISSISSIPPI YOUTH COURTS IN CALENDAR YEAR 1978 IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: IN SUMMARY, THE YOUTH COURTS REPORTED 12,508 DISPOSED CASES. OF THESE, 11,764 WERE DELINQUENCIES (94 PERCENT), 84 INVOLVED TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, 544 WERE NEGLECT AND ABUSE CASES, AND 116 WERE SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS. MORE THAN HALF OF THE CASELOAD, 6,417 CASES, WERE HANDLED UNOFFICIALLY; THE REMAINING 6.109 WERE HANDLED OFFICIALLY. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REFERRED 77 PERCENT OF THE CASES; PARENTS AND RELATIVES, 12 PERCENT; AND SOCIAL AGENCIES, PROBATION OFFICERS, SCHOOLS AND OTHER SOURCES REFERRED 11 PERCENT. THE AVERAGE AGE OF CHILDREN REFERRED WAS 15 YEARS AND 1 MONTH. MALES COMPOSED 72 PERCENT OF THE CASES, AND FEMALES 28 PERCENT. APPROXIMATELY 54 PERCENT OF ALL CASES WERE WHITE; 45 PERCENT BLACK; AND ONE PERCENT WERE INDIAN OR OF ANOTHER RACE. NO PRIOR REFERRALS IN 1978 WERE REPORTED FOR 10,111 CASES, AND 8,728 CASES INVOLVED OFFENDERS WITH NO PRIOR REFERRALS FOR PREVIOUS YEARS. TABLES PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ON OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS, REFERRAL GROUNDS, AND CASE DISPOSITIONS; AND A GRAPH SHOWS THE NUMBERS OF DISPOSED CASES BY MONTH. A COPY OF THE JUVENILE COURT STATISTICAL CARD USED TO COLLECT DATA ON EACH CASE IS INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Juvenile courts; Mississippi; Offender statistics; Radio base stations
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