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  NCJ Number: NCJ 218587   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Court Statistics 2003-2004
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  Author(s): Anne L. Stahl ; Charles Puzzanchera ; Sarah Livsey ; Anthony Sladky ; Terrence A. Finnegan ; Nancy Tierney ; Howard N. Snyder
  Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 03/2007
  Page Count: 172
  Annotation: This report draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive in describing the delinquency cases addressed in 2003 and 2004 by courts with juvenile jurisdiction, and it reviews trends in delinquency cases since 1985 and the formally processed status-offense cases between 1995 and 2004.
  Abstract: The introductory chapter addresses the unit of count, coverage, juvenile court processing, data quality, validity of the estimates, data access, changes introduced in this report, and other sources of juvenile court data. Chapters 2 and 3 present national estimates of delinquency cases handled by the juvenile court in 2004 and analyzed caseload trends since 1985. Chapter 2 describes the volume and rate of delinquency cases, sources of referral, demographic characteristics of the juveniles involved (age, gender, and race), and offenses charged. Chapter 3 traces the flow of delinquency cases through the courts. It examines each decision point (detention, intake decision, judicial decision, and judicial disposition) and presents data by demographic characteristics and offense. Chapter 4 presents national estimates of status-offense cases formally handled by the juvenile courts in 2004 and caseload trends since 1995. It includes data on demographic characteristics, offenses charged, and case processing. One appendix describes the statistical procedure used to generate the estimates, and another appendix provides definitions for key terms used throughout the report. A third appendix presents a detailed table that shows the number of delinquency, status-offense, and dependency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2003 and 2004 by State and county.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
  Index Term(s): Juvenile status offenders ; Juror characteristics ; Juvenile offender statistics ; Juvenile offense statistics ; OJJDP grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2005-JL-FX-0250
  Sale Source: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
3700 South Water Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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