Adolescent Development and the Justice System

Close Friendships of Serious Adolescent Offenders. Using the Pathways to Desistance dataset, a longitudinal survey of youth involved in the justice system for a felony or misdemeanor weapons or sexual assault offense(s), this project examines the relationship between friendship support and constructive outcomes, including educational attainment and employment.

Maternal Perspectives of their Justice-Involved Children. This project aims to explore maternal and adolescent perspectives related to adolescent social development and justice system sanctions. It involves semi-structured qualitative interviews with mothers and their child in the community.