Research Opportunity in the Juvenile Justice System or Forensic Psychology

Research Opportunity in the Juvenile Justice System or Forensic Psychology

start: 2018-02-20

Research opportunity for 2018-2019!

 

This research opportunity is for students interested in the juvenile justice system or forensic psychology. The project involves a partnership between MSU (under the leadership of Dr. Cait Cavanagh) and a local juvenile court system. At the court, each youth who commits a crime is administered a risk assessment, which shows areas of unmet need and how likely the youth is to commit another crime. The project has expanded to include a measure for juvenile sex offenders, families involved in the abuse/neglect division of the court, and youth with mental health needs.

 

Selected students will be able to:

-Create an independent research project

-Present at a national conference

-Pursue opportunities for publication

-Receive a personalized letter of recommendation

 

The available position involves:

-Basic data entry

-Working with court probation officers for data collection

-Data management

 

Requirements:

-Must be available to work during summer, fall, and spring semesters (2018-2019), totalling a full calendar year

-Must be able to take independent study or similar credit (e.g. PSY/CJ 490/491 or a similar course)

-Must have 8-10 hours of availability per week for individual work, including transportation to a local courthouse

-Must be available on Wednesday afternoons for mandatory meetings with court officials

-Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

If you are interested in applying or would like to learn more, please contact Kaitlyn Rines at rineskai@msu.edu. Additionally, please visit www.theadjustlab.com for more information about Dr. Cavanagh’s research. Thank you for your interest!