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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Volume 3 Issue 3

Publication year: 2016  |  Cataloged on: Sep 09, 2016

Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being published.

  1. What types of restorative justice programs have been shown to be effective in reducing re-offending? What types of restorative justice programs have been shown to be effective in reducing re-offending?
  2. How can criminal justice policies increase the likelihood that youths commit property crimes?
  3. How are the negative effects of child abuse affected by the neighbourhood in which the child lives?
  4. Why would legally excluding someone from entering a McDonald’s franchise trigger that person’s exclusion from a nearby mortuary?
  5. Do those who favour harsh penalties for offenders also believe that poor people in our communities are largely responsible for their condition?
  6. Does an arrest without a charge hurt a person’s life chances?

These summaries of high quality, policy related, published research are produced by the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. The Children and Youth edition constitutes a selection of these summaries (from the full edition) chosen by researchers at the National Center for Juvenile Justice and the University of Toronto. It is designed for those people especially interested in matters related to children and youth. Each issue of the Children and Youth edition contains "Headlines and Conclusions" for each of 6 articles, followed by one-page summaries of each article.


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