Welcome to the ADJust Lab

Welcome to the Adolescent Development and the Justice System (ADJust) Lab! Dr. Caitlin Cavanagh, a developmental psychologist, is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice and an adjunct professor of Ecological-Community Psychology at Michigan State University. Her research team focuses on three interrelated concerns: (1) the dynamic, reciprocal relation between adolescent development and contact with the juvenile justice system; (2) how youth develop attitudes about the law; and (3) ways that law and policy can better support families whose children come into contact with the justice system. It is our goal to inform policy using developmentally-sound research to improve how the juvenile justice system interfaces with children and families. 

American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Conference
03.14.2019

LEADERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)
Biennial conference in March
American Society of Criminology (ASC)
Annual conference in November
American Psychology-Law Society (APLS)
Annual conference in March