This article presents the results of an empirically based study that examined the discretionary process operating within the same juvenile justice system. Assessment of the factors influencing the decision-making process at two points within the same system indicate some consistent factors operating between the two points.
Chambers, Cheryl; Grinnell, Richard M. Jr.; and Gorsuch, Richard L.
"Factors Associated with Police and Probation/Court Dispositioning: A Research Note,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 7
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol7/iss2/9