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This study examined individual and contextual factors affecting preadjudication detention of juvenile delinquents in 65 counties of a northeastern state. Results demonstrated that while individual characteristics of the juvenile delinquents were important predictors, much of the variation in decisions was explained when contextual factors of the counties were included in a two‐level hierarchical linear model. In addition to the statistically significant legal and extralegal juvenile characteristics, our study found that counties with a higher percentage of non‐White population were more likely to detain juvenile delinquents prior to adjudication. These findings demonstrate the importance of considering both individual and contextual factors of jurisdictions when examining the adjudication process.
Armstrong, G.S. & Rodriguez, N. (2007). Effects of individual and contextual characteristics on preadjudication detention of juvenile delinquents. Justice Quarter, 22(4), 521-539. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418820500364643
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