The authors of this review aimed to synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of juvenile curfews in reducing criminal behavior and victimization among youth.
This review analyzes the evidence on the effectiveness of juvenile curfews in reducing criminal behavior and victimization among youth. The authors included 12 quantitative evaluations that tested the effects on youth criminal behavior or victimization of official state or local policies intended to restrict or otherwise penalize a juvenile's presence outside the home during certain times of day. This must have been a general preventive measure directed at all youth within a certain age range and not a sanction imposed on a specific youth. The authors report that the evidence indicates that juvenile curfews do not reduce youth criminal activity or victimization. Publisher Abstract Provided
Campbell Systematic Reviews Volume 12, Issue 1 p. 1-97