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Violent Youth Crime in U.S. Falls to New 32-Year Low

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2013). Violent Youth Crime in U.S. Falls to New 32-Year Low. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2013-04]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. After 2008, violent youth crime fell sharply in the United States. In 2008, there were approximately 300 violent youth crime…Read More »

Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2013). Crime Drop II – Young People are Leading the Newest Violent Crime Decline. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2013-02]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. During the 1980s and early 1990s, increasing numbers of arrests among juveniles and older youth were disproportionately…Read More »

Is the Decline in Juvenile Incarceration Due to Reform or Falling Crime Rates?

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2013). Is the Decline in Juvenile Incarceration Due to Reform or Falling Crime Rates? Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2013-01]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Juvenile justice advocacy groups in the United States are celebrating the nation’s falling rate of juvenile incarceration….Read More »

Violent Youth Crime Plummets to a 30-year Low

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Violent Youth Crime Plummets to a 30-year Low. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-11]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Violent crime arrests involving under-18 youth dropped considerably since 2008. The violent youth  arrest rate peaked in 1994, before falling through 2004. Violent…Read More »

What’s the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice?

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). What’s the Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice? Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-10]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Research evidence does not emerge from a pristine and impartial search for the most effective practices. The evidence we have today is the…Read More »

Increasing Drug Arrests after 1980 had Disproportionate Effect on Women

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Increasing Drug Arrests after 1980 had Disproportionate Effect on Women. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-09]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The number of drug-related arrests reported by U.S. law enforcement agencies increased sharply between 1980 and 1995, and for…Read More »

Less Serious Offenses Account for 90 Percent of the Growth in Juvenile Placements

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Less Serious Offenses Account for 90 Percent of the Growth in Juvenile Placements. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-08]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Juvenile court cases involving charges of obstruction of justice, simple assault, drug law violations, vandalism, and…Read More »

Mental Health and Drug Disorders Less Common at Early Stages of Juvenile Justice

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Mental Health and Drug Disorders Less Common at Early Stages of Juvenile Justice. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-07]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Youth in the juvenile justice system are at higher risk for mental health disorders and substance…Read More »

Violent Crime Rates Continue to Fall Among Juveniles and Young Adults

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Violent Crime Rates Continue to Fall Among Juveniles and Young Adults. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-06]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Since the mid-1990s, violent crime rates fell among young juveniles (under age 15) and older adults (over age…Read More »

Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court is Not Correlated with Falling Youth Violence

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court is Not Correlated with Falling Youth Violence. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2012-05]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Since the 1990s, nearly every state in the U.S. expanded its provisions for transferring juveniles to…Read More »

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