Juvenile Court Statistics Series

Investigator(s): National Center for Juvenile Justice

These data collections describe in quantitative terms the volume of juvenile cases disposed by courts having jurisdiction over juvenile matters (delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases). Inaugurated in 1926 to furnish an index of the problems brought before the juvenile courts, this series is the oldest continuous source of information on the processing of delinquent and dependent youth by juvenile courts. It is the most detailed information available on youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system and on the activities of the nation's juvenile courts. Information is provided on state, county, number of delinquency cases, number of status offense cases, number of dependency cases, and total number of cases. The data distinguish cases with and without the filing of a petition.

Years Produced: Annually.

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2008
Guevara, Lori,  Herz, Denise,  Spohn, Cassia . Race, gender, and legal counsel: Differential outcomes in two juvenile courts. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 6, (1), 83-104.
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2008
Stahl, Anne . Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1985-2004. OJJDP Fact Sheet. NCJ 221521, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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2006
Stahl, Anne L. Person Offenses in Juvenile Court, 1985-2002. OJJDP Fact Sheet. NCJ 217182, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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2005
Bishop, Donna M. The role of race and ethnicity in juvenile justice processing. Our Children, Their Children: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Differences in American Juvenile Justice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
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2004
Hsia, Heidi M.,  Bridges, George S.,  McHale, Rosalie . Disproportionate Minority Confinement 2002 Update. NCJ 201240, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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2003
Harms, Paul . Detention in Delinquency Cases, 1990-1999. OJJDP Fact Sheet. NCJ 203727, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventions.
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2003
Stahl, Anne L. Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1990-1999. OJJDP Fact Sheet. NCJ 203728, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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2002
Harms, Paul . Detention in Delinquency Cases, 1989-1998. OJJDP Fact Sheet. NCJ 193438, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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2002
Harms, Paul . Robbery Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998. OJJDP Fact Sheet. NCJ 193440, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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2001
MacDonald, John M.,  Chesney-Lind, Meda . Gender bias and juvenile justice revisited: A multiyear analysis. Crime and Delinquency. 47, (2), 173-195.
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