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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth - Vol. 2, No. 3

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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. When members of the public say that they want harsh penalties for youths, what do they mean?
  2. Does being apprehended and arrested for a crime act as a deterrent?
  3. How can the principles of general deterrence be employed in a manner that may reduce crime?
  4. Did the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program reduce crime and keep youths out of gangs?
  5. Do police stops of youths increase or decrease offending?
  6. Do trustworthy looking people have an advantage at trial?

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.