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(Part of) the DIPP Lab, meeting over zoom
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Patty, Florencia, Kendall, Dr. Fanniff, and Ayanna

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 juvenile 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

New Publication from the DIPP Lab: Current Practices in Incorporating Culture into Forensic Mental Health Assessment
DIPP Lab Member Ayanna Payne Received the AP-LS BRIDGE Diversity Research Award

News & Events

Dr. Fanniff & Dr. Apryl Alexander published an editorial calling for greater reliance on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Principles in Sexual Violence Research
Dr. Fanniff Wins 'People's Choice' Award At the Inaugural Faculty Distinction Ceremony
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