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Found 20 results for "Jeffrey Butts"

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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.


Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 1985-1994

Jeffrey Butts

This Fact Sheet presents data from NCJJ's National Juvenile Court Data Archive on cases waived by juvenile court judges from 1985 through 1994. This Fact Sheet is based on the NCJJ report, Juvenile Court Statistics 1994.


Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 1985-1994

Jeffrey Butts

This Fact Sheet examines the number of drug offense cases processed by juvenile courts in the U.S. from 1985 through 1994, based on the OJJDP report, Juvenile Court Statistics 1994.


National Juvenile Court Data Archive: Collecting Data Since 1927

Jeffrey Butts

Describes the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, which collects, stores, and analyzes data about young people referred to U.S. courts for delinquency and status offenses; it is maintained by the National Center for Juvenile Justice for OJJDP.


Juvenile Court Processing of Delinquency Cases, 1985-1994

Jeffrey Butts

In 1994 U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled an estimated 1,555,200 cases involving delinquency charges. More than half (55%) of these cases were processed formally, either by filing a delinquency petition in the juvenile court or transferring the case to criminal court. This Fact Sheet presents national data on delinquency cases processed by juvenile courts from 1985 through 1994. National estimates were generated using information from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. More than 1,800 …


Delays in Juvenile Court Processing of Delinquency Cases

Jeffrey Butts

This analysis examines the timing of the juvenile court process using a large database of case records contributed to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The analysis describes nearly 3 million delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 1994 by 267 jurisdictions in 17 States. These jurisdictions were analyzed because (1) they were relatively large, with populations of at least 20,000; (2) they contributed detailed case records to the Archive every year from 1985 through 1994; …


Youngest Delinquents: Offenders Under Age 15

Howard Snyder, Jeffrey Butts

This OJJDP Bulletin draws on data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Juvenile Court Data Archive to track trends in youth crime.


Juvenile Court Statistics 1995

Melissa Sickmund, Howard Snyder, Anne Stahl, Jeffrey Butts, Terrence Finnegan, Rowen Poole

The estimates were based on analyzes of approximately 876,000 automated case records and court-level statistics summarizing more than 176,800 additional cases, using information provided to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive by nearly 1,800 courts with jurisdiction over 67 percent of the juvenile population in 1995. The number of cases involving offenses against the person increased 98 percent between 1986 and 1995, while property offense cases increased 23 percent, drug law offense cases increased 120 …


Too Soon to Tell: Deciphering Recent Trends in Youth Violence

Howard Snyder, Jeffrey Butts

Violent crime in the United States increased slightly between 2004 and 2005. After 10 years of declining crime, the rise in violence produced deep concern among elected officials and the public about a coming wave of youth crime. Yet crime remains at a 30-year low, according to this report. The report analyzed adult and juvenile arrest rates based on the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.


Delays in Youth Justice

Jeffrey Butts, Gretchen Ruth Cusick, Benjamin Adams

After reviewing the literature on court processing delays and the types of delay most characteristic of delinquency cases in juvenile and family courts, this study presents the results of three case studies of juvenile courts in the American Midwest, each of which used a different approach in reducing juvenile court delays. The three case studies - which were conducted in Hamilton County, OH; Kent County, MI.; and Peoria County, IL. - point to two …

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