Butts, Jeffrey A., Howard N. Snyder, Terrence A. Finnegan, Anne L. Aughenbaugh and Rowen S. Poole (1996). Juvenile Court Statistics 1993. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.
This report presents national estimates of petitioned and non petitioned delinquency cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Next, national estimates of petitioned (formally processed) status offense cases are presented. Together, these sections provide a detailed national portrait of juvenile court cases, including offenses involved, sources of referral, detention practices, and dispositions ordered. A brief description of the statistical procedure used to generate these estimates is provided in the ‘Methods’ section. The appendix presents a complete list of the number of delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases handled by juvenile courts in 1993.