Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice

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About this Research Network

Funded from 1997 to the present.

Seeking to expand the base of knowledge about juvenile crime and delinquency; to disseminate that knowledge to professionals and the public; to improve decision making in the current system; and to prepare the way for the next generation of reform in juvenile justice policy and practice. Read More


"The Teenage Brain of the Boston Bomber"

The Marshall Project
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Juvenile Justice Progress in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled the state’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration requirement for juveniles to be unconstitutional. Read More 

"The Case for Delayed Adulthood"

The New York Times
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"Friends Can Be Dangerous"

The New York Times
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"Wiser Justice for Juveniles"

The Times-Union
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"Kids Are Not Adults"

From State Legislatures
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Supreme Court Eliminates Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced automatically to life without the possibility of parole for homicide. Related research by the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice was cited ... Read More 


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Joseph Cocozza on Juvenile Justice

Joseph Cocozza, The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, on improving mental health services for youthful offenders. Watch Video

Contact Information

Network Chair

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

For additional information, contact Marnia Davis.