News and publications

Youth curfews don’t work, open towns to costly lawsuits

Youth curfews don't work, open towns to costly lawsuits

Originally posted in the Press of Atlantic City.

The Press of Atlantic City quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the deficiencies of youth curfews.


From the article:

The exemptions typical of curfew laws make obvious their deficient basis. Children and teens can’t be charged under them if they are traveling to or from work, going to a school event or religious function, or simply exercising their federal rights to free speech, religion or assembly. No wonder “no other country does this,” says Mike Males, a senior researcher for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.

Read the full article on Press of Atlantic City >>

Sections