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Missouri Juvenile Court Records, 1984-1987

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • National Center for Juvenile Justice
  • Missouri Division of Youth Services
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Free Keywords
court cases; courts; criminal justice system; disposition (legal); juvenile courts; juvenile offenders
  • Abstract

    This data collections provides information on each juvenile case disposed in the state of Missouri during calendar years 1984-1987. The state of Missouri began collecting and disseminating juvenile court data in 1975 as the result of legislation by the Division of Youth Services within the Department of Social Services. Despite this legislation no binding laws required the courts to submit data to the Division of Youth Services. In 1980, such a law was passed, and data were first collected in 1982 and 1983. The system was automated in 1984, and these data are now available for public use. The data files provide information on juveniles' progress through the juvenile justice system from the time of referral to juvenile court to final disposition. Variables include sex, race, and birth date of the juveniles, court referral date, major allegation, number of law violations, number of prior referrals, detention status, jail status, court orders, placement status, and final court action.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1984
    • DS2: Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1985
    • DS3: Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1986
    • DS4: Missouri Juvenile Court Data, 1987
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984 / 1987
    Time period: 1984--1987
  • 1985 / 1988
    Collection date: 1985--1988
Geographic Coverage
  • Missouri
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Records from the state of Missouri's courts with juvenile jurisdiction.
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (85-JN-CX-0012).
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9448 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Feld, Barry C.. Criminalizing the American Juvenile Court. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1993.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

National Center for Juvenile Justice; Missouri Division of Youth Services (1990): Missouri Juvenile Court Records, 1984-1987. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.