WHAT'S NEW IN THE LAB?

December 1, 2019

Dr. Cavanagh is honored to have been awarded the American Psychology-Law Society Early Career Researcher Grant. This award will fund ongoing research on The Crossroads Mothers Study. Currently, members of the ADJust lab are conducting interviews with Crossroads mothers...

December 1, 2019

Check out Dr. Cavanagh's latest article, The role of rearrests in juvenile offenders’ and their mothers’ attitudes toward police, published in Law and Human Behavior. We found that mothers’ attitudes toward police shape their children’s attitudes. This is particularly...

December 1, 2019

Check out Dr. Cavanagh's latest article, How Does Juvenile Offending Relate to Mothers’ Aspirations and Expectations for Their Sons? in the Journal of Research on Adolescence. We found that mothers of juvenile justice system involved youth expectations for their child'...

December 1, 2019

The ADJust lab presents at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology every November. This year, Doctoral students MK Kitzmiller (top), Erica Dalzell (middle), Jen Paruk (not pictured, unfortunately!) and Masters student Alyssa Fredericks (bottom) all pr...

October 5, 2019

Check out this op-ed by Hon. Judge Garcia, a juvenile court judge with whom the ADJust Lab works closely. He mentions our Juvenile Risk Assessment evaluation work, and highlights the importance of empirical evidence in juvenile court decision making: https://www.lansin...

April 29, 2019

The ADJust lab celebrated the end of academic year 2018-2019 with a cookout this weekend. I’m thankful to the outgoing RAs for their excellent work this year, and excited to get to know the incoming RAs.

April 19, 2019

Undergraduate Research Assistant Rebecca Flynn was awarded FIRST PLACE at the 2019 MSU University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). Rebecca designed an independent research project in collaboration with the Ingham County 30th Circuit Court Family Division....

April 9, 2019

Doctoral student MK Kitzmiller successfully defended her master’s thesis! MK’s study examined the moderating role of parental incarceration on the relation between neighborhood disorder and adolescents’ mental health. Her results? The story depends on the youth's racia...

February 22, 2019

Dr. Cavanagh is proud to have been a part of the Michigan Safety and Justice Roundtable. Check out the report that came from the group's work, aimed at finding effective and equitable solutions for justice-involved youth: https://hudson-webber.org/wp-content/uploads/20...

January 23, 2019

Dr. Cavanagh gave a webinar for the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) Criminal Justice Interest Group. The full webinar is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiogxtKMf-I#action=share

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