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Title: Juvenile Court Statistics, 1981
Author(s): E H Nimick; L L Dahma; H N Snyder; D P Sullivan
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-JN-AX-0027
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents nationwide and State-by-State statistics on delinquency and dependency-and-neglect cases processed in 1981 by juvenile courts.
Abstract: After discussing the characteristics and limitations of juvenile court statistics, the report presents a narrative summary of study findings. For both delinquency and dependency-and-neglect cases, the summary covers overall rates and trends, offender sex, type of area (urban, semiurban, or rural), and method of handling ('petitioned' or 'nonpetitioned'). The unit of count is the case, selected because it is the best indication of how frequently the juvenile court is used. A discussion of study methodology covers data collection, sample selection, and the estimation procedure. Tabular and graphic data are presented in the body of the report, and the appendix provides data on cases disposed by reporting counties for calendar year 1981.
Index Term(s): Data collections; Juvenile case disposition; Juvenile court statistics; State-by-state analyses
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