ERIC Number: ED185487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Are Status Offenders Really Different? Reviews of Policy Related Research in Criminal Justice, Report No. 79-01.
Heuser, James Paul
Six major studies are cited in review of the literature comparing status and delinquent offenders, yielding findings which support a policy of moderation in decision making about differential treatment of these two types of juvenile offenders. Four of the studies on status offenders which indicate that recidivism rates may vary in proportion to the degree to which these offenders have penetrated the juvenile justice system suggest a positive correlation between degree of system penetration and magnitude of recidivism rates. Some findings also indicate that there is a relationship between type of first offense and type of subsequent offense. Overall, the evidence suggests that systematic research is needed to investigate basic differences between the two offender types and the effect of juvenile justice system processes on them. (CC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Law Enforcement Council, Salem.