Police Discretion with Young Offenders (Carrington and Schulenberg 2003)

Description of Figure III.11

Figure III.11 Reasons to detain a young person for a JIR hearing, by perceived level of youth crime in the community

Figure III.11 shows in percentages the reasons given by sampled police services to detain a young person for a JIR hearing by the perceived level of youth crime in the community.

  • Bail conditions

    • Not very much 23%
    • Normal amount 29%
    • A lot 41%
  • Multiple breaches

    • Not very much 23%
    • Normal amount 32%
    • A lot 41%
  • Repeat offender

    • Not very much 38%
    • Normal amount 50%
    • A lot 55%
  • Before the courts

    • Not very much 15%
    • Normal amount 26%
    • A lot 36%
  • Gang-related

    • Not very much 0%
    • Normal amount 7%
    • A lot 14%
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