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It is believed that youth today are growing up in an era of mistrust of law enforcement. Yet, how youths' perceptions of police, and the law more generally, develop is understudied despite the belief that they impact behavior not only during adolescence but also into adulthood. The studies in this talk focus on legal socialization, or the processes through which youths' perceptions and relationships with the law and its enforcers develop.

Event details of Legal Socialization: Youth in(Justice)
Date 4 December 2021
Time 17:00 -18:30

About the Speaker

Adam D. Fine is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.

He received his doctorate, specializing in developmental psychology and quantitative methods, from the University of California, Irvine. A developmental psychologist conducting research at the intersection of psychology, law, public policy, and criminology, Fine’s research broadly focuses on juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice.

His current work centers on two areas:  how youth develop their perceptions of law enforcement, the law, and the justice system, and how juvenile probation processes affect youth offending, employment, education, and attitudes.