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Juvenile Court Statistics, 1996: [United States] (ICPSR 2841) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection describes in quantitative terms the volume of juvenile cases disposed in 1996 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.

Series: Juvenile Court Statistics Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

Juvenile Court Statistics, 1996: [United States], Dataset 0001 - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

National Center for Juvenile Justice. Juvenile Court Statistics, 1996: [United States]. ICPSR02841-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02841.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 (95-JN-FX-0008)

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:  

  • 1996

Date of Collection:  

  • 1996

Universe:   All delinquency and dependency/neglect cases disposed in 1996 by courts having jurisdiction over juvenile matters in all states and the District of Columbia.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Methodology

Sample:   A nonrandom sample of available data for all delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases disposed in 1996.

Data Source:

Juvenile Court Statistics survey forms, annual reports, and automated data files

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.

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