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Found 50 results for "Melissa Sickmund"

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1994 

How Juveniles Get to Criminal Court

Melissa Sickmund

All States allow juveniles to be tried as adults in criminal court under certain circumstances. A juvenile's case can be transferred to criminal court for trial in one of three ways - judicial waiver, prosecutorial discretion, or statutory exclusion from juvenile court jurisdiction. In any State, one, two, or all three transfer mechanisms may be in place. This first NCJJ/OJJDP publication on the topic of juvenile transfer to criminal court, presents a summary …

2010 

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 2007

Melissa Sickmund, Crystal Knoll

Presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases handled climbed steadily (61 percent), and from 1997 through 2007, the delinquency caseload dropped 11 percent. Juvenile courts handled 44 percent more cases in 2007 than in 1985. This Fact Sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics 2006-2007.

2012 

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009

Melissa Sickmund, Crystal Knoll

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2009. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases handled climbed steadily (63 percent) and from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. Juvenile courts handled 30 percent more cases in 2009 than in 1985. This Fact Sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics 2009.

2011 

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008

Crystal Knoll, Melissa Sickmund

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2008. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases handled climbed steadily (63 percent) and from 1997 through 2008, the delinquency caseload dropped 12 percent. Juvenile courts handled 44 percent more cases in 2008 than in 1985. This Fact Sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics 2008.

2009 

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005

Melissa Sickmund

This Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed in U.S. juvenile courts in 2005. Comparative statistics are given for public order offense cases, person offense cases, drug law violations, and property offenses. Additionally, the numbers are broken out by gender, race, age, use of detention, intake decisions, waiver to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition. The Fact Sheet includes figures, graphs, and a case flow chart. This Fact Sheet is based on the …

2006 

Deaths of Juveniles in Custody, 2004

Melissa Sickmund

This article reports juvenile death rate statistics from the 2004 Juvenile Residential Facility Census. Highlights: The overall death rate was 2.8 per 10,000 juveniles held. 'Suicide was the most commonly reported cause of death in custody... [Accidents and homicide are more common in the general juvenile population;] The death rate for juveniles was generally higher for private facilities than for public facilities... Contrary to conventional wisdom, suicides did not generally occur in the first days …

2002 

Comparison of Juvenile Violent Crime Index Arrest Rates: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Versus Selected Other Counties

Melissa Sickmund, Charles Puzzanchera, Hunter Hurst IV

This is a brief statistical comparison of juvenile justice case flow, prepared by the National Center for Juvenile Justice at the request of the federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2000 

Challenging the Myths

Howard Snyder, Melissa Sickmund

This document, published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, takes a close look at the juvenile crime numbers and demonstrates that the predicted emergence of a new kind of violent youth is not supported by the most recent data. Alternative explanations are offered for recent trends in juvenile crime.

2012 

Allegheny County Juvenile Detention Screening Study

Charles Puzzanchera, Crystal Knoll, Benjamin Adams, Melissa Sickmund

The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) agreed to conduct a study working with staff from Allegheny County Juvenile Probation to gather data from the automated Detention Assessment Instrument and other individual level information from Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Court Management System (JCMS). The study’s goal is to use these data, to the extent possible, to conduct analyses recommended in A Practical Guide to Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment (Steinhart, 2006) and determine how well the Allegheny County …

1993 

(Original) Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice

Patricia Torbet, Melissa Sickmund

A widely influential desk reference and training resource, distributed to juvenile probation departments in virtually every county in America, it has served the field well as a comprehensive treatment of theory and practice of juvenile probation, a handy collection of standards and best practice information, and a text and starting point for a widely used fundamental skills training curriculum. The overview of the juvenile justice system presents a brief history of the juvenile justice system and …

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