ERIC Number: ED268407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Tracking Juvenile Recidivists: Three Options for Creating Statewide, Longitudinal Records of Juvenile Offenders.
Rooney, Teresa L.
This document describes three options for a statewide statistical system for tracking recidivism of juvenile delinquents placed outside their homes in treatment programs. The information is intended for use by the state in allocating resources. The options described involve potential use of juvenile court records, placement data, and/or fingerprinting. The background of the legislation requiring a report on tracking juveniles and the project methodology are described. The issues to be evaluated are discussed, including information needs and definitions of recidivism and rehabilitation treatment programs. Current laws, regulations, and practices pertaining to recordkeeping on criminals and delinquents are described with emphasis on fingerprinting, collection of juvenile records, confidentiality of records, authorizing statutes, the Bureau of Criminal Identification, automated criminal history system, and current operating statistical systems. The three options are described in detail with related materials included on access to juvenile records, required legislation, and projected costs. Appendices include a copy of the relevant legislation (Assembly Bill 2755); a summary of interviews with Juvenile Justice System practitioners and others; extensive exerpts from California criminal record security statutes and regulations; a policy statement on release of offender information; and sample Justice Department forms. A reference list is also provided. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Juvenile Courts, Recidivism, Recordkeeping, State Action, Statistical Data
Bureau of Criminal Statistics and Special Services, P.O. Box 13427, Sacramento, CA 95813.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Assembly.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Justice, Sacramento.
Note: Portions printed on colored paper. Appended forms contain small print.