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NCJ Number: 91562 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of Characteristics of Youth Authority Wards in Institutions and on Parole, June 30 Each Year, 1973-1982
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
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Language: English
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Annotation: Data tables describe the California Youth Authority wards in each year from 1973 through 1982 in terms of geographic area, commitment offense, admission status, ethnic group, age, and sex.
Abstract: On June 30, 1982, the number of male wards in institutions reached the highest point in the decade. The proportion of male minorities in institutions increased from 60 percent in 1973 to 74 percent in 1982. For females, the proportion increased from 53 percent to 59 percent. The proportion of male wards in institutions on criminal court commitments has fluctuated between 43 and 51 percent during a period from 1973 through 1981. In 1982, it dropped below 42 percent as a result of the Department of the Youth Authority's policy of rejecting the more serious criminal court commitments. For males, the violent offense percentages increased from 50 percent in 1975 to 63 percent in 1982. Female wards in institutions for violent offenses rose from 41 percent in 1975 to 66 percent in 1982. These increases resulted both from increasing numbers and from increasing lengths of incarceration.
Index Term(s): California; Juvenile Corrections/Detention trends
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