National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Juvenile Court Statistics, 1985: [United States] (ICPSR 9297) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection describes in quantitative terms the volume of juvenile cases disposed by courts having jurisdiction over juvenile matters (delinquency, status, and dependency cases). Inaugurated in 1926 to furnish an index of the problems brought before the juvenile courts, this collection is the oldest continuous source of information on the processing of delinquent and dependent youth done by juvenile courts. Information is provided on state, county, number of delinquency cases by sex, number of dependency cases by sex, and total number of cases.

Series: Juvenile Court Statistics Series

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  • These data are freely available.

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Citation

National Center for Juvenile Justice. Juvenile Court Statistics, 1985: [United States]. ICPSR09297-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09297.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (85-JN-CX-0012)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   case processing, county courts, criminal justice system, delinquent behavior, dependents, juvenile courts, juvenile justice, state courts, statistical data, status offenses, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1985

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986-07--1987-06

Universe:   All delinquency and dependency/neglect cases disposed in 1985 by courts in the United States having jurisdiction over juvenile matters.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Methodology

Data Source:

Individual case records from official juvenile court records

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