Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure II.22 Reasons for detention for a JIR hearing

Figure II.22 shows in percentages the reasons sampled police officers gave for the use of continued detention of a young person.

  • Follow the law 82%
  • 4Ps & RICE 11%
  • Repeat Offender 46%
  • Multiple breaches 36%
  • Before the courts 26%
  • Bail conditions 28%
  • Under the influence 24%
  • Best Interests 20%
  • Social Services 6%
  • Program admission 4%
  • Gang related 6%
  • Prostitution 3%
  • Attitude 3%
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