Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Books by Language. By reducing the number of youth on the street during certain hours, curfews are assumed to lower the risk factors associated with youth crime. In addition to preventing crime, the curfews are also argued to protect youth from dangerous situations. Curfews have been widely cited by policy makers as an effective tool for reducing crime while academic research shows mixed results. A multi-layered approach is suggested to reduce juvenile crime, including graffiti removal and prevention, after school and evening programs, employment programs, mentorship, and early childhood intervention.
To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. Crime, punishment and civil disorder were much on the minds of Trenton lawmakers this week. The Governor signed a law to help cities keep teen-agers off the streets at night, while the Assembly approved bills to make "stalking" a crime and to prohibit furloughs from prison for most violent offenders. The curfew law, signed Thursday by Gov. Jim Florio, would not impose a curfew statewide but would let cities impose them and hold parents as well as children liable if they failed to keep their children under 18 off the streets between 10 P. The law would exempt children engaged in school-related activities andgoing to or from work, as well as those involved in religious, community or cultural activities.
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In the aftermath of the tragic daytime shooting of three-year-old Carlos Nava this summer, Oakland Councilmen Larry Reid and Ignacio De La Fuente renewed their call for a youth curfew in the city. Even though the suspects in Nava's killing are adults, the councilmen contend that Oakland police need as many law enforcement tools as possible to cope with this year's spike in violent crime. Their proposal, which would make it illegal for youth under the age of eighteen to be out past 10 p.