Prison entrant—age at first detention, total years N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Age at first detention|
|Synonymous names:||Age at first incarceration|
A prison entrant's age (in years) at the time of their first detention within a corrective services facility.
|Data Element Concept:||Prison entrant—age at first detention|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Year|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
Individuals who experience detention at a younger age often experience multiple periods of detention (AIHW 2008).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2008. Juvenile justice in Australia 2006-07. Juvenile justice series no. 4. Cat no. JUV 4. Canberra:AIHW
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Supersedes Prison entrant—age at first detention, total years NN
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