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NCJ Number: NCJ 191031     Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime
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Author(s): Howard N. Snyder
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 32
  Series: OJJDP National Report Series
  Annotation: This bulletin provides general information about law enforcement through the use of the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: Most information obtained about law enforcement response to juvenile crime comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. The UCR provides specific offense category detail and characteristics of the offender, so that this information can then be compared to adults within the same offense categories. This in turn allows the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to estimate changes in arrest trends over various time periods, and monitor the portion of crimes where juveniles are cleared. Many different factors were statistically analyzed. Some of these factors included the following: juvenile murders, violence, rape, robbery, different types of assaults, and property crimes. At the end of this bulletin it was determined that property crime index arrest rates were the most concise measurement in order to determine the flow of youth who enter the criminal justice system. Statistical data, maps, and references
Main Term(s): Law enforcement ; FBI Uniform Crime Reports ; Juvenile offender statistics
Index Term(s): Clearance rates ; Index crimes ; Juvenile arrest records ; Juvenile crime patterns ; Juvenile crime statistical analysis
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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