INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON CRIME PREVENTION WITHIN THE ALBERTA CONTEXT
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies is distinctive on a number of levels. First, not all the articles speak directly to families and/or children, as is the case with virtually all articles that appear in this journal. But they do all speak to the issue of crime prevention that directly and/or indirectly impacts families, children, and the community at large. Second, the articles were all funded by the Mount Royal University Centre for Criminology and Justice Research (CCJR) through a grant that was received from the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General of the Province of Alberta. The CCJR represents the first Centre of its type in Alberta. Third, in addition to being funded solely through the same organization, the articles all represent an effort to bridge theory and practice and speak to the importance of exploring and supporting alternatives to conventional criminal justice response mechanisms.
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