Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 4

March 28, 2014


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 fourth issue is now available and covers the following topics:

1.    Should schools suspend or expel youths who are involved in fights?

2.    Is there evidence concerning the effects on crime of having police in schools?

3.    Why do ordinary witnesses in court feel that courts don’t want to hear their evidence?

4.    When a witness mentions a detail of a crime a long time after an initial account is given, is this ‘newly remembered’ detail likely to be accurate?

5.    What is the effect of the imprisonment of fathers on the behavior of their young children?

6.    How does the imprisonment of men affect their spouses?

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 distribution list. The Children and Youth edition is also available from www.ncjj.org and www.ncjfcj.org.