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Criminal Justice Process and Data  

In Pennsylvania, the court processes and procedures for handling criminal charges vary dependent upon whether the accused person is an adult over the age of 18, or a juvenile between the ages of 10 and 18. Despite the differences in court processes, there are some similarities between the adult and juvenile systems. Located on this page, you will find information and data regarding police, victims, prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, sentencing and incarceration and supervision.  

If you are interested in finding out more about juvenile specific data and the juvenile justice process click here.  


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Criminal Justice Data Dictionary (CJDD)  

The Pennsylvania Criminal Justice Data Dictionary (CJDD) is a collaborative product of several Commonwealth adult criminal justice agencies.  It contains the data elements these agencies currently collect and their individual agency-specific definitions so that criminal justice researchers know what data is available within the Commonwealth adult criminal justice community.  Click HERE to go to the Criminal Justice Data Dictionary webpage.