Missouri Juvenile Court Records, 1984-1987 (ICPSR 9448)

Principal Investigator(s): National Center for Juvenile Justice; Missouri Division of Youth Services


This data collections provides information on each juvenile case disposed in the state of Missouri during calendar years 1984-1987. The state of Missouri began collecting and disseminating juvenile court data in 1975 as the result of legislation by the Division of Youth Services within the Department of Social Services. Despite this legislation no binding laws required the courts to submit data to the Division of Youth Services. In 1980, such a law was passed, and data were first collected in 1982 and 1983. The system was automated in 1984, and these data are now available for public use. The data files provide information on juveniles' progress through the juvenile justice system from the time of referral to juvenile court to final disposition. Variables include sex, race, and birth date of the juveniles, court referral date, major allegation, number of law violations, number of prior referrals, detention status, jail status, court orders, placement status, and final court action.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1984 - Download All Files (5.562 MB)
DS2:  Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1985 - Download All Files (6.041 MB)
DS3:  Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1986 - Download All Files (6.434 MB)
DS4:  Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1987 - Download All Files (6.55 MB)

Study Description


National Center for Juvenile Justice, and Missouri Division of Youth Services. Missouri Juvenile Court Records, 1984-1987. ICPSR09448-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09448.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09448.v1

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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:    court cases, courts, criminal justice system, disposition (legal), juvenile courts, juvenile offenders

Geographic Coverage:    Missouri, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984--1987

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985--1988

Universe:    Records from the state of Missouri's courts with juvenile jurisdiction.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data


Data Source:

Missouri court records


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-12-04

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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