Title

Keep them at home: Juvenile curfew ordinances in 200 American cities.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

William Ruefle

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

ISSN

0735-8547

Abstract

Reviews the history of curfews, which began in England under Alfred the Great. Detects an increased interest in current literature in the use of curfews. Surveys 200 US cities and finds that juvenile curfew ordinances have become widespread in the 1990s. Gives data inter alia on age groups affected, time limits applied, geographical constraints applied and curfew enforcement. Recommends that this descriptive analysis be followed by further research to explain the social dynamics of curfew movements, the various impacts of curfew ordinances, the role of community policing, etc.

Comments

Citation only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Emerald Publishing Limited

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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