Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 3

December 30, 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 third issue is now available and covers the following topics:

1.    Can corrections programs make things worse?

2.    Why are children of immigrant parents in Sweden more likely to be involved in crime than their native born counterparts?

3.    What do false confessions look like?

4.    Are women around the world becoming less accepting of violence from their husbands?

5.    What aspect of Canada’s /Youth Criminal Justice Act/has been a (relative) failure?

6.    Is the experience of racial discrimination a cause of crime?

Back issues of Criminological Highlights are available at www.criminology.utoronto.ca/lib/criminological_highlights.html and directly by e-mail. E-mail Anthony.Doob@utoronto.ca or Rosemary.Gartner@utotonto.ca if you would like to be added to the distribution list. The Children and Youth edition is also available from www.ncjj.org and www.ncjfcj.org.