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Survey of Youths in Custody, 1987: [United States]

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

This data collection, the first survey of youths confined to long-term, state-operated institutions, was undertaken to complement existing Children in Custody censuses. It also serves as a companion to the Surveys of State Prisons, allowing comparisons between adult and juvenile populations. The survey provides detailed information on the characteristics of youths held primarily in secure settings within the juvenile justice system. The data contain information on criminal histories, family situations, drug and alcohol use, and peer group activities. For youths committed for violent acts, data are available on the victims of their crimes and on weapon use.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOJ JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifier 293
Data First Published 1989-01-10T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 1995-03-31T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Harvest Source Id 3290e90a-116f-42fc-86ac-e65521ef3b68
Harvest Source Title DOJ JSON
Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 6ac9a1631e62088554c822462589a56cc561041ec1ce2042c977ed4df2fc77a1
Source Schema Version 1.1

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