A comparison of curfew and noncurfew violators using a self-report delinquency survey
Juvenile Justice System, Police Contact, Juvenile Crime, Pinellas County, High Victimization Level
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The present study examines one city’s experience with a juvenile curfew ordinance. It compares characteristics of youths detained by the police for curfew violation with teenagers who did not have such police contact. Selfreport data reveal curfew violators admit committing more minor and serious delinquency, as well as status offenses, than noncurfew violators. Curfew violators also disclose higher victimization levels. Implications deriving from these observations are discussed.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
American Journal of Criminal Justice, v. 24, p. 259-269
Scholar Commons Citation
Michelle Lersch, Kim and Sellers, Christine S., "A comparison of curfew and noncurfew violators using a self-report delinquency survey" (2000). School of Information Faculty Publications. 596.