Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Administration of Justice

First Advisor

Kempf-Leonard, Kimberly


Based on the substantial body of literature from research, theory, and policy discussion, the hypothesized relationships in this study were that violations of court would be more likely to be observed among status than other referrals, particularly among runaway cases, and that both relationships would be more pronounced for girls. I examined data from a large urban court in which there are many services and routinized processing of a lot of juveniles. The results fail to support any of the four hypothesized relationships.




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