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The Fifth Issue of Volume 17 of Criminological Highlights – November 2018 is now Available!

The eight papers that are summarized in this issue address the following questions:

  1. What kinds of police activities suppress voter turnout?
  2. How are people affected by police shootings of unarmed civilians?
  3. Are politicians right when they suggest that higher rates of pretrial detention would reduce crime?
  4. Who benefits from high concentrations of immigrants in a neighbourhood?
  5. When punishments are decreased in a jurisdiction and crime goes up, is it possible to determine whether one caused the other?
  6. How good are people at evaluating forensic science evidence in court?
  7. Should restorative justice conferences be used with youths charged with crimes?
  8. Does it matter where accused people sit in court during their trials?


Author: Frank Porporino, Ph.D., Chair, ICPA Research & Development Network