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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Volume 4 Issue 4

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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. Are the harmful effects on children of the imprisonment of a parent short-lived?
  2. When are crime prevention programs cost-effective?
  3. Why are victims of violent crimes likely also to commit violent offences?
  4. Does sending people to prison deter them from committing offences in the future?
  5. What is the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of treatment programs for sex offenders?
  6. What are the problems in implementing restorative justice programs?

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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