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


TABLE 4.5 - SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SOCIAL, SOCIO-LEGAL AND LEGAL CHARACTERISTICS AND CONDITIONS OF COURT UNDERTAKINGS, CONTROLLING FOR ALL FACTORS SIMULTANEOUSLY

Non-legal (social) factors
Non-comm. victim Non-comm. other Area rest. Work or school No alcohol/drugs No weapons Curfew House arrest
Being female
Age * *
Race (black/Aboriginal) * *

Socio-legal factors
Non-comm. victim Non-comm. other Area rest. Work or school No alcohol/drugs No weapons Curfew House arrest
Living outside family setting **
Alleged substance abuser - - - - *

Legal factors
Non-comm. victim Non-comm. other Area rest. Work or school No alcohol/drugs No weapons Curfew House arrest
Having a co-accused - *** - - - - - -
Number of prior convictions ** ***
Having prior bail violations - - - - - - - *
Number of current charges *
Person charge at arrest *** - - - - - - -
Property charge at arrest - - - - - - ** -
Current charge is indictable person - - - - - - - ***
Current charge is either indictable person or administration of justice - - *** - - - - -
Current charges is probation breach - - - - - - -
Current charge is "other" offence e.g. drinking & driving - - - - ** - - -
Current charge is either person or "other" offence - - - - - *** - -

Notes: *** p<.001, **p<.01, *p<.05. If the cell is blank, then the factor was not statistically associated with the condition. "-" means that the variable was not included in the model.

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