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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth - Vol. 2, No. 2

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This sixth issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download.  This issue covers the following topics:

  1. Are members of minority groups who come into contact with the police more likely to be arrested than white suspects?
  2. Can a pre-school program for disadvantaged children show benefits 40 years later?
  3. Are serious delinquents likely to persist in offending after being placed in custody?
  4. How should you interpret statements about criminal justice interventions that appear to be too good to be true?
  5. What kinds of people favor ‘tough on young offenders’ policies?
  6. When drug offenders get jobs, are they likely to slow down their drug use and crime?

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.