Source: (2003) Gazette: A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Publication 62 (4): 10-11.

Holly Richter argues in this article for the importance of true information in developing social policy decisions. In this regard, she decries impressions conveyed by the media that youth crime is rampant in Canada, thus leading to public opinions based on false perspectives, opinions that influence criminal justice policies through voting patterns and public interest advocacy. It is vital for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s National Youth Strategy, Richter states, that police do all they can to correct misinformation and educate the public about the realities of youth crime.