Pre-Trial Detention Under the Young Offenders Act: A Study of Urban Courts


TABLE 3.5 - SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SOCIAL, SOCIO-LEGAL AND LEGAL CHARACTERISTICS AND POLICE RELEASE CONDITIONS, CONTROLLING FOR ALL FACTORS SIMULTANEOUSLY
Notify police Non-comm. Area rest. No weapons Report No alcohol/drugs
% of cases with each condition 49% 75% 54% 4% 14% 16%
Non-legal (social) factors
Being female
Age - 15 years or more
Race (black or Aboriginal) * *
Socio-legal factors
Living outside family setting
Alleged substance abuser
Legal factors
Presence or length of prior record *
Person charge at arrest ***
Current charge indictable **
Estimate of variance explained by each model (Nagelkerke r2) .07 .20 .07 .15 .10 .17

Notes:
*** p<.001, **p<.01, *p<.05. If the cell is blank, then the factor was not statistically associated with the decision.

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