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Aaron Jacklin is an Ontario-based writer. He majored in criminal justice and public policy at the University of Guelph, studied journalism at Humber College, and is currently an MA candidate in criminology and criminal justice policy at the University of Guelph. He wrote for and then edited his university newspaper, The Ontarion. While at Humber, he covered the crime beat in the Jane & Finch area for the college newspaper. For a brief time before his MA program, Aaron was a reporter/photographer for Sun Media in western Ontario. While there, he covered local sports, politics, education and whatever else needed covering.
Danish crime prevention efforts focussed on structural and societal factors that influence families during the adolescence of young males would probably have the largest effect on preventing crimes committed by those males, according to a huge study of young men in Denmark.
Authored by Keith Soothill and colleagues, the study was published in the British Journal [...]... Read more »
Soothill, K., Christoffersen, M., Hussain, M., & Francis, B. (2009) Exploring Paradigms of Crime Reduction: An Empirical Longitudinal Study. British Journal of Criminology, 50(2), 222-238. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azp076
A 2002 analysis of U.S. crime rates during the 1980s and 1990s found increases in the homicide rate in states with “three-strikes laws” in the years following the passage of these laws.
Increasing Violence and Passage of Three-strikes Laws
The U.S. experienced high rates of violent crime in the late 1980s and 1990s. This led to the [...]... Read more »
KOVANDZIC, T., SLOAN, J., & VIERAITIS, L. (2002) UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF POLITICALLY POPULAR SENTENCING POLICY: THE HOMICIDE PROMOTING EFFECTS OF "THREE STRIKES" IN U.S. CITIES (1980-1999)*. Criminology Public Policy, 1(3), 399-424. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-9133.2002.tb00100.x
Charles H. Logan analyzed U.S. corrections and crime data in the early 1970s, finding that longer punishments meted out to convicted offenders tended only to be associated with lower crime rates when there is a higher chance of being caught.... Read more »
In the late 1970s Mark Fishman analyzed a crime wave against the elderly in New York, finding that the news media had reported on a crime wave that official statistics suggested hadn't happened.... Read more »
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