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September/October 2005
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All publications may be viewed and downloaded at ojjdp.ncjrs.org/publications. Print publications may also be ordered from the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (order online at puborder.ncjrs.org or call 800–851–3420).

In the Pipeline: Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report

Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report is the most comprehensive source to date of information about juvenile crime and victimization and about the response of the juvenile justice system to these problems. In early 2006, OJJDP will release Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report. Like its predecessor, the new report will compile the latest available statistics from a variety of sources, presenting information in easy-to-read tables, graphs, and maps, and analyzing the statistics in clear, nontechnical language. It will cover recent juvenile population trends; patterns of juvenile offending and victimization; and the structure, procedures, and activities of the juvenile justice system, including law enforcement agencies, courts, and corrections.

Recent statistical trends are also available online through OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book and in a series of National Report Bulletins (select "National Report Series" on the OJJDP publication search page).

Now Available

Investigating Child FatalitiesInvestigating Child Fatalities. Provides concise, practical information for law enforcement officers investigating child fatalities that may be related to abuse or neglect. This Portable Guide explains how child fatalities differ from other types of homicide cases and offers specific guidelines for conducting the investigation, documenting the case, interrogating suspects, and testifying in court. The Guide also includes checklists of potential witnesses and information sources, a "tips and reminders" page, and resource information. (Portable Guide, August 2005, NCJ 209764).

Juvenile Arrests 2003. Summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI report Crime in the United States 2003. The Juvenile Arrests Bulletins, published annually, provide baseline information for those who monitor the nation's progress in addressing juvenile crime. The 2003 Bulletin documents the continuing decline in juvenile arrest rates for both Violent Crime Index and Property Crime Index offenses but also notes substantial increases in rates for simple assault and drug abuse violations. (Bulletin, August 2005, NCJ 209735)

Juvenile Court Statistics 2000Juvenile Court Statistics 2000. Profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2000 and reviews judicial trends since 1985. This Report, the 74th in the Juvenile Court Statistics series, analyzes the offenses charged in delinquency cases, demographic characteristics of juveniles involved, sources of referral, and case processing (detention, intake decisions, waiver to criminal court, adjudication, and disposition). Produced by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the Report also profiles status offense cases disposed between 1985 and 2000. Includes tables, figures, and an appendix with county and state-level case statistics for 2000. (Online Report, December 2004, NCJ 209736).

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