Examining Trends of Youthful Offenders
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Data collected by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and other sources are presented to examine juvenile crime trends beginning as early as the 1960s. To provide context, demographics of the United States adolescent population is discussed, including trends based on age, gender, race, and type of crime. Violent crime and homicide rates are explored. Recent trends in juvenile courts and cases where adolescents and children are tried as adults are considered. Additionally, multiple facets of facilities that care for young offenders and the services they provide are described.
KeywordsDelinquency Trends Rates
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