Journal article

Initial impacts of COVID-19 on youth offending: An exploration of differences across communities

M McCarthy, J Homel, J Ogilvie, T Allard

Journal of Criminology | SAGE Publications | Published : 2021


A number of international studies have found that the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic were associated with reductions in crime, primarily due to changes in the routine activities of the population. However, to date there has been no targeted exploration of how COVID-19 may have influenced youth offending, which may be more heavily impacted by the changes heralded by COVID-19 containment measures. This study examines changes in youth offending in an Australia jurisdiction, Queensland, following the implementation of COVID-19 containment measures from the period April to June 2020. Additionally, differences in impacts across community types were explored. Findings from the panel regres..

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