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Title: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Profile
Author(s): C P Smith
Corporate Author: American Justice Institute
National Juvenile Justice System Assessment Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: American Justice Institute
Sacramento, CA 95814
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
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report contains a synthesis made by the National Juvenile Justice System Assessment Center (NJJSAC) to profile some key elements associated with 10 areas of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention.
Abstract: These areas are general characteristics of incidents and individuals; economic impact; legislation/jurisdiction; intake; status offenses; and abused, neglected and dependent juveniles. Also, emotionally disturbed and mentally retarded juveniles, detention and correctional facilities, confidentiality of juvenile records, and case disposition and classification are profiled. The assessment was limited to information available in the following materials: the 1977 Uniform Crime Report, the 1977 Children in Custody report, the 1977 Sourcebook on Criminal Justice Statistics, and the 13-volume series of NJJSAC draft reports developed in Phase I. Appendixes contain arrest trends by age and major incident category: adult and juvenile, 1968-77; total juvenile arrests by age: 1977; arrest trends of juveniles by sex: 1968-77; total juvenile arrests: by sex, 1977; total juvenile arrests: by race, 1977; arrest trends of juveniles: by location, 1976-77; total juvenile arrests: by location, 1977; and total juveniles held in public juvenile detention and correctional facilities: 1971-75. Eight references are given. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Expungement or sealing of records; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Delinquents with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile detention; National crime statistics; Uniform crime reporting; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
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