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Detention in Delinquency Cases, 19881997 (FS 200017) November 2000
Fact Sheet
2 page(s)
Porter, G.
Provides statistical information on the increase in the number of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts and the proportion of delinquency cases detained. Between 1988 and 1997, the profile of the national detention population shifted, with a greater proportion of youth charged with person offenses, a greater proportion of females, and a greater proportion of black youth in the detention population. The increase in the number of very young offenders in juvenile detention centers has placed new demands on these institutions.
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