Title

A comparison of curfew and noncurfew violators using a self-report delinquency survey

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Keywords

Juvenile Justice System, Police Contact, Juvenile Crime, Pinellas County, High Victimization Level

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02887597

Abstract

The present study examines one city’s experience with a juvenile curfew ordinance. It compares characteristics of youths detained by the police for curfew violation with teenagers who did not have such police contact. Selfreport data reveal curfew violators admit committing more minor and serious delinquency, as well as status offenses, than noncurfew violators. Curfew violators also disclose higher victimization levels. Implications deriving from these observations are discussed.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

American Journal of Criminal Justice, v. 24, p. 259-269

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