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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Volume 2 Issue 1

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

  1. Do federal laws requiring the registration of juvenile sex offenders target the most dangerous youths?
  2. How can courts create youth crime?
  3. Does sentencing a youth to custody reduce reoffending?
  4. How can children be taught to give accurate testimony even if they are subjected to aggressive cross-examination?
  5. Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t do even when they experience no physical threats?
  6. How can racial profiling of Blacks increase crime?

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.

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