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DIPP Lab get together, November 2023
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DIPP Lab get together, 2022

The Developmentally Informed Policy and Practice Lab is engaged in research and scholarship regarding effective public policies and clinical practices with a focus on adolescence and emerging adulthood.


The group's work includes research on issues relevant to forensic psychology practice as well as on adolescents and young adults who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviors.


Given the high rates of traumatic exposure in youth and adult forensic populations, we also are engaged in research that explores the impact of traumatic experiences on attitudes, behavior, risk, and justice system processing. 


Our goal is to inform assessment, treatment, prevention, and justice system responses that are:

  1. Developmentally-sensitive

  2. Culturally-relevant

  3. Empirically-based

Dr. Fanniff, Taylor York (DIPP lab alum), and Renee Guttierrez's LHB paper featured in APA Spotlight

News & Events

Three DIPP Lab Members received PAU Dissertation Grants to support their research
Lab members Leila Wallach and Kyara Méndez Serrano awarded SPSSI Grants-in-Aid 
DIPP Lab Members were awarded an AP-LS BRIDGE Grant, PI Leila Wallach
DIPP Lab Alum Kenzie Bohnsack won the PAU PhD Program Tondow Dissertation Award for 2023
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