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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Volume 6 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.

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

  1. How is society harmed by the imprisonment of those under age 25?
  2. How does contact with the criminal justice system affect the mental health of an accused person?
  3. Does the imprisonment of a child’s father have an impact on the likelihood that the child will commit an offence?
  4. Are complex algorithms for predicting recidivism helpful?
  5. Is the presence of substance abuse treatment programs in a community associated with changes in crime rates?
  6. What should we do to reduce police shootings of civilians?

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.