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Term: Charge Status / Charge Type

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-07-07


The status of those charged with a crime. Not all those who have been charged with an offense proceed through the judicial process to disposition; sometimes the charges do not proceed. We classified charges as “proceeding” and “not proceeding,” as follows:

A charge is classified as proceeding if the charge type reports any of the following:

  • Laid
  • Disposed
  • Diversion
  • Post-Charge Diversion
  • Crown Appeal
  • Accused Appeal

A charge is classified as not proceeding if the charge type reports any of the following:

  • No Charge Laid
  • Discharged
  • Stayed
  • Pre-Charge
  • Pre-Charge Diversion
  • Crown Opinion
  • Crown Opinion Diversion
  • Pending
  • Missing
NOTE: Whether a charge proceeds or not, the charge is still indicative of some contact with the justice system. For this reason, all analyses on charges in the section titled "Charges in the Youth Justice System" of Brownell et al.(2020) include both those that proceeded and those that did not proceed.

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  • Brownell M, Nickel N, Turnbull L, Au W, Ekuma O, MacWilliam L, McCulloch S, Valdivia J, Boram Lee J, Wall-Wieler E, Enns J. The Overlap Between the Child Welfare and Youth Criminal Justice Systems: Documenting "Cross-Over Kids" in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2020. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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