The Morning Call

As Coplay considers curfew, experts question effectiveness

By Sarah M. Wojcik
The Morning Call
August 28, 2015

… Individual rights notwithstanding, experts say studies show that curfews don’t often work.

But Jeffrey A. Butts, director of the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said data has shown that the more contact a young person has with the criminal justice system, the more disadvantages they experience in life — even compared with a person with a similar chaotic life.

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