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An analysis of youth waived to Superior Court in North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Heather Elaine Bohanan (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Saundra Westervelt

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine youth aged 13 through 15 eligible for waiver to Superior Court in North Carolina between 2005 and 2007 to determine if waivers vary by gender, race, and age when controlling for the legal variables of offense seriousness and prior record. Using the population of all youth eligible for waiver, I examine the relationship between each of the independent variables and waiver, and then again when controlling for each of the legal variables. The results suggest that the most operative factors in determining waiver are the legal variables of offense seriousness and prior record, although a juvenile's race and age also affect the likelihood of waiver.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Age, Gender, Race, Waiver, Superior Court, North Carolina, juvenile
Subjects
Juvenile courts $z North Carolina.
Waiver $z North Carolina $x Statistics.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration.
Crime and race.
Juvenile delinquents.