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Found 50 results for "Melissa Sickmund"

 Year  Title
2000 

Juvenile Transfers to Criminal Court in the 1990's: Lessons Learned From Four Studies

Howard Snyder, Melissa Sickmund, Eileen Poe-Yamagata

This report describes four studies of juvenile transfers to adult criminal court conducted for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, features an overview of each of the four studies, and outlines key findings across study lines. Background on transfer mechanisms, past transfer research, and study methodology is also provided.

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.

2002 

Juvenile Offenders in Residential Placement: 1997-1999

Melissa Sickmund

This two page Fact Sheet presents findings from the second wave of data collection for the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP). The census collected individual-level data on residents who were less than 21 years old; assigned a bed in a residential facility at the end of the day on October 27, 1999; charged with an offense or court adjudicated for an offense; and placed at the facility because of the offense. The Fact …

2002 

Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2000: Selected Findings

Melissa Sickmund

This four page bulletin presents findings from the inaugural 2000 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC). It focuses on two issues of primary interest to the juvenile justice field: facility crowding and facility-related deaths. It also examines the adequacy of bedspace and a range of services provided youth in residential facilities.

2003 

Juveniles in Court

Melissa Sickmund

This OJJDP Bulletin provides national statistics and an overview of how courts process cases involving juvenile offenders. It summarizes state statutes that define who is under juvenile court jurisdiction and how juvenile courts transfer juveniles to criminal court. Also discussed are research findings about court handling of very young.

2004 

Juveniles in Corrections

Melissa Sickmund

This OJJDP Bulletin presents national and state-level data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), providing a detailed picture of juveniles in custody in 1999.

2006 

Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report: Report Highlights

Howard Snyder, Melissa Sickmund

This document highlights the statistical findings of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report. It lists notable statistics in each of its seven chapter areas: juvenile population characteristics, juvenile victims, juvenile offenders, juvenile justice system structure and process, law enforcement and juvenile crime, juvenile offenders in court, and juvenile offenders in correctional facilities.

2006 

Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2002: Selected Findings

Melissa Sickmund

Presents findings from the 2002 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC). This Bulletin is based on reports from 2,964 public and private facilities, which held 102,388 juvenile offenders on the census date (October 23, 2002). It includes statistics on facilities and offenders by state and facility type; and national data on facility confinement features, overcrowding, suicide and mental health screening, and deaths in custody.

2006 

Portraits of Contemporary Adolescent Offending: Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Melissa Sickmund

This is a set of slides from a presentation by Melissa Sickmund of the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), at the 2006 National Institute of Justice conference. It highlights the findings about delinquency and other problem behaviors from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth '97, a nationally representative sample of almost 9000 youth aged 12-16. These findings were previously presented in a NCJJ report entitled, 'Self-Reported Law-Violating Behavior from Adolescence to Early …

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 …

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