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Data Collection: Juveniles in Criminal Court
Status: Active
Frequency: 1998
Latest data available: 1998

Dataset from 40 urban counties used to describe the characteristics of more than 7,000 juveniles charged with felonies in State courts. The findings indicated that prosecution of juveniles in criminal court is generally reserved for those charged with the quite serious crimes of murder, robbery, and aggravated assault

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Data Experts

  • Duren Banks, Statistician, BJS
  • Thomas Cohen, Statistician, BJS
  • Howard Snyder, Unit Chief, Special Projects, BJS
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    Collection Period


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    In the 1998 data collection, this project tracked all dispositions for juveniles waived into the adult courts in 40 of the nation's 75 most populous counties.

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    Publications & Products

    The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

    Juvenile Felony Defendants in Criminal Courts: Survey of 40 Counties, 1998 Discusses the increase in violent juvenile crime experienced during the early and mid-1990's, which prompted states to modify the way their justice systems handle juvenile offenders.
      PDF (223K) | ASCII file (23K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 30K) | Codebooks and Datasets | To order paper version

    Children in Custody A national total of 1,040 publicly operated State and local juvenile detention, correctional, and shelter facilities held 49,322 juvenile residents on February 1, 1985, a 1-percent increase over the same date in 1983.

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