ERIC Number: ED312580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Court Statistics 1985.
Snyder, Howard N.; And Others
This report is the 59th in the "Juvenile Court Statistics" series, a series begun in 1929 which serves as the primary source of information on the activities of juvenile courts. It describes the number and characteristics of delinquency and status offense cases disposed during 1985 by courts with juvenile jurisdiction and addresses some important national characteristics, trends and issues. Chapters 1 and 2 present national estimates of the delinquency and status offense cases formally handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 1985. They provide a detailed portrait of these cases including the offenses involved, sources of referral, detention practices and case dispositions. The picture is based on analyses of over 337,000 individual case records from 1,133 courts with jurisdiction over 49% of the nation's juvenile population at risk and court-level statistics from an additional 345 courts with jurisdiction over 10% of the nation's juvenile population at risk. A description of the statistical procedures used to generate these estimates is found in Appendix A. Chapter 3, Data Briefs, contains a large set of subnational tables which shed light on many aspects of juvenile court delinquency and status offense caseloads not found in the first two chapters. Appendix B contains a glossary of terms used in the report. Appendix C presents a listing of the number of delinquency/status and dependency cases handled by individual juvenile courts in 1985. Each data set is footnoted to indicate the source of the data and its unit or units of count. Sixty-eight tables and 52 figures are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Juvenile Justice, Pittsburgh, PA.