ERIC Number: ED266375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of the Youth Authority's Institution and Parole Populations June 30, 1976 through June 30, 1985.
California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.
This document is a 10-year statistical summary (1976-1985) of young criminal offenders in the state of California's Youth Authority Program. The effect of Youth Authority policy and legislative influences on Youth Authority population are discussed. A brief textual summary of the changes in this 10-year period includes the following findings: (1) that the 1985 population is the largest ever, primarily due to the increase in offenders committed to the Department of Corrections; (2) institutionalized females make up four to five percent of the total institutionalized population and the female paroled population percentage is decreasing; (3) Youth Authority criminal case commitments are dropping; (4) percentages of institutionalized persons from southern California has risen; (5) commitment offense proportions have fluctuated; (6) white population percentages have decreased while Hispanic and black percentages have increased; and (7) the average age has remained nearly the same, rising from 18.7 to 18.8 years. Data tables include characteristics of the Youth Authority institutional and parole populations broken down by sex and location. (ABL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.