Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 2

November 4, 2013

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

The second issue is now available and covers the following topics:

1.    Why do youths confess to crimes?

2.    Why were Mexican-American boys less likely than white boys to be given “out-of-family placements” for criminal offenses in the 1930s and 1040s in Los Angeles, California?

3.    How do high imprisonment policies ensure that there are sufficient people to imprison?

4.    How can courts get people to appear for court hearings when required?

5.    How do White Americans’ estimates of the proportion of crime that Black youths are responsible for affect Whites’ views about how young offenders should be punished?

6.    What are “bail conditions” supposed to accomplish?

Back issues of Criminological Highlights are available at www.criminology.utoronto.ca/lib/criminological_highlights.html and directly by email.  Email Anthony.Doob@utoronto.ca or Rosemary.Gartner@utotonto.ca if you would like to be added to the email distribution list.