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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Volume 4 Issue 2

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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. Why do juvenile drug treatment courts not seem to work?
  2. Do young people understand police warnings?
  3. Can judges reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system?
  4. Immigrants and crime: Why should Donald Trump read this ‘highlight’?
  5. If your local police service wants funds for a crisis intervention team to deal with its interactions with the mentally ill, what would be an evidence-based response?
  6. How well do all the ‘obvious’ explanations for the ‘crime drop’ in many western countries fit the data?

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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