Police Discretion with Young Offenders

Description of Figure IV.8 Reasons to detain for a JIR hearing, by specialization

Figure IV.8 shows in percentages the reasons to detain a youth for a JIR hearing given by sampled police services by degree of specialization.

  • Gang related

    • Youth squad 12%
    • No youth squad 6%
  • Before the courts

    • Youth squad 41%
    • No youth squad 24%
  • Repeat offender

    • Youth squad 59%
    • No youth squad 46%
  • Program

    • Youth squad 18%
    • No youth squad 1%
  • Multiple breaches

    • Youth squad 41%
    • No youth squad 36%
  • Under the influence

    • Youth squad 35%
    • No youth squad 19%
  • Bail conditions

    • Youth squad 47%
    • No youth squad 26%
  • Best interests

    • Youth squad 18%
    • No youth squad 22%
  • Follow the law

    • Youth squad 82%
    • No youth squad 83%
  • 4 Ps/RICE

    • Youth squad 24%
    • No youth squad 8%
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