Sample Characteristics

Alex R. Piquero, University of Florida
Robert Brame, University of South Carolina

The sample for this investigation was drawn from adolescents adjudicated for serious offenses in Phoenix and Philadelphia. The initial question for this investigation, therefore, is how the adolescents in the sample compare to other adolescents seen in the juvenile justice system in each locale and in other locales. Preliminary findings based on overall comparisons of offending histories and self reported delinquency will be provided. in addition, site comparisons will be done to see how the two systems involved in the study filter cases for particular types of processing or dispositions.

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Updated 05/20/2006