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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Volume 5 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. Are Black youths living on the street particularly vulnerable to being stopped and searched by the police?
  2. Are dark-skinned Blacks especially likely to be imprisoned?
  3. Why are girls in bail court perceived to be more likely to be in need of ‘treatment’ than boys?
  4. How does the involvement of Black citizens in the local political process affect crime rates?
  5. How does an arrest during high school affect a youth’s educational prospects?
  6. Does wearing a hijab or niqab make it more difficult to tell whether a woman is telling the truth?

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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