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Female Delinquency Cases, 1997

Meghan Scahill

This report briefly reviews statistical information on 1997 female delinquency cases, based on data from nearly 2,000 courts with jurisdictions over 71 percent of the U.S. juvenile population in 1997. It describes the types of offenses committed by juvenile female offenders and provides additional data on detention, intake decisions, waiver to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition.


Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System

Jeffrey Butts, Eileen Poe-Yamagata

Analyzes recent patterns in the arrest, court handling, and correctional placement of female juvenile offenders. A comprehensive view of the changing profile of female delinquency is presented as well as a context in which to consider future policies and programs for responding to female juvenile crime is provided.


Spotlight on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Charles Puzzanchera, Samantha Ehrmann

NCJJ and OJJDP recently introduced a Data Snapshot series to disseminate current research about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page Snapshot focuses on a specific topic (e.g., juveniles in residential placement, characteristics of youth residential placement facilities, youth victims of violence) and highlights policy-relevant findings. This Data Snapshot highlights trends and characteristics of girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system.

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