Adam Fine

Assistant Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Assistant Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420

Biography

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 juvenile probation processes affect youth offending, employment, education, and attitudes; and how youth develop their perceptions of the law, law enforcement, and the justice system. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California-Irvine 2018
  • M.A. Social Ecology, University of California-Irvine 2015
  • B.A. Psychology, Georgetown University 2012

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Research Interests

  • Impact of justice system processes on youth offending, employment, education, and attitudes towards the system
  • Adolescents and transitional age youth (ages 18-25) in the justice system
  • How youth develop perceptions of the law, law enforcement, and the justice system

Publications

Selected publications. 

  • Fine, A., Kan, E., & Cauffman, E. (In press). Adolescents’ Confidence in Institutions: Do America’s Youth Differentiate between Legal and Social Institutions? Developmental Psychology.

  • Fine, A., Fountain, E., & Vidal, S. (In press). Juveniles’ Expectations and Experiences on Probation Predict Technical Violations and Delinquency. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

  • Brown, C., Fine, A., & Cauffman, E. (In press). Do Positive Perceptions of Correctional Staff Mitigate Institutional Violence Among Youthful Offenders? Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

  • Fine, A., Simmons, C., & Rowan, Z. (In press). Do Politics Trump Race in Determining America’s Youths’ Perceptions of Law Enforcement? Journal of Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2019.01.003

  • Amemiya, J., Fine, A., Wang, M. (In press). Trust and Discipline: Adolescents’ Institutional and Teacher Trust Predict Behavioral Responses to Discipline. Child Development.

  • Simmons, C., Fine, A., Mahler, A., Frick, P.J., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (In press). The relation between callous-unemotional traits, psychosocial maturity, and delinquent behavior among justice involved youth. Child Development.

  • Fine, A., Simmons, C., Miltimore, S., Cauffman, E., Steinberg, L., & Frick, P. (2018). The School Experiences of Male Adolescent Offenders: Implications for Academic Performance and Recidivism. Crime and Delinquency, 64(10) 1326-1350. Link.

  • Bersani, B., Fine, A., Piquero, A., Steinberg, L., Frick, P., & Cauffman, E. (2018). Investigating the Offending Histories of Undocumented Immigrants. Migration Letters, 15(2), 147-166. Link.

  • Fine, A., Simmons, C., Miltimore, S., Cauffman, E., Steinberg, L., & Frick, P. (2018). The School Experiences of Male Adolescent Offenders: Implications for Academic Performance and Recidivism. Crime and Delinquency, 64(10) 1326-1350. Link.

  • Fine, A., Baglivio, M., Cauffman, E., Wolff, K., & Piquero, A. (In Press). Does the Effect of Self-Regulation on Adolescent Recidivism Vary by Youths’ Attitudes? Criminal Justice and Behavior. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854817739046 Link.

  • Mahler, A., Fine, A., Frick, P., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2018). Expecting the unexpected? Expectations for future success among adolescent first-time offenders. Child Development, 89(6), e533-e551. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12977 Link.

  • Fine, A., Wolff, K., Baglivio, M., Piquero, A., Frick, P., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2017). Does the Effect of Justice System Attitudes on Adolescent Crime Vary Based on Psychosocial Maturity? Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12983. Link. 

  • Thomas, A., Ozbardacki, N., Fine, A., & Cauffman, E. (2017). Effects of Physical and Emotional Maternal Hostility on Adolescents’ Depression and Reoffending. Journal of Research on Adolescence. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12345. Link.   

  • Fine, A., & van Rooij, B. (2017). For Whom Does Deterrence Affect Behavior? Identifying Key Individual Differences. Law and Human Behavior, 41(4), 354-360. DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000246 Link. 

  • Fine, A., Donley, S., Cavanagh, C., Steinberg, L., Frick, P., & Cauffman, E. (2017). And Justice for All: Determinants and Effects of Probation Officers' Processing Decisions Regarding First-Time Juvenile Offenders. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 23(1), 105-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000113 Link.

  • Fine, A., Cavanagh, C., Donley, S., Frick, P., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2017). Is the effect of justice system attitudes on recidivism stable after youths’ first arrest? Race and legal socialization among first-time offenders. Law and Human Behavior, 41(2), 146-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000229 Link.

  • Cauffman, E., Fine, A., Thomas, A., & Monahan, K. (2017). Trajectories of Violent Behavior among Females and Males. Child Development, 88(1), 41-54. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12678 Link. 

  • van Rooij, B., Fine, A., Zhang, Y., & Wu, Y. (2017). Comparative Compliance: Digital Piracy, Deterrence, Social Norms, and Duty in China and the United States. Law & Policy, 39(1)73-93DOI: 10.1111/lapo.12071 Link.  

  • Fine, A., Mahler, A., Frick, P., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2017). Individual in Context: The Role of Impulse Control on the Association between the Home, School, and Neighborhood Developmental Contexts and Adolescent Delinquency. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(7), 1488-1502. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-016-0565-4 Link

  • Fine, A., Cavanagh, C., Frick, P., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2017). Can Probation Officers Identify Remorse Among Male Adolescent Offenders? Psychological Assessment, 29(6), 754-761. DOI: 10.1037/pas0000391 Link.

Courses

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 404Juvenile Delinquency
CRJ 517Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 204Juvenile Justice
CRJ 592Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 204Juvenile Justice

Honors/Awards

2019

  • Outstanding Dissertation Award; Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • Early Career Travel Award; Society for Research in Child Development
  • Technical Assistance Grant; ASU Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions 

2018

  • Visionary Grant; American Psychological Foundation (APF)
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Alumni Fellowship
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Deans Dissertation Writing Fellowship
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Graduate Mentor Award

2017

  • American Psychological Foundation (APF) Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy  
  • UC Irvine University-Wide Public Impact Distinguished Fellowship  
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Graduate Mentor Award
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Alison Clarke-Stewart Graduate Dissertation Award  
  • Long Institute University-Wide Graduate Student Project Grant  
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Martha Newkirk Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student  
  • UC Consortium on Social Science and Law Summer Fellowship  
  • UC Irvine Deans Dissertation Data Collection Grant  
  • UC Irvine Associated Graduate Students Symposium Judges Award  
  • American Psychology-Law Society (APLS) Conference Travel Award  
  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Travel Award  
  • UC Irvine Chancellors Office/Associated Graduate Students Travel Grant  

2016

  • American Psychology-Law Society (APLS) Grants-in-Aid Award  
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Graduate Mentor Award  

2015               

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention
  • UC Irvine Multidisciplinary Design Research Grant  
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Graduate Mentor Award  

2014

  • APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship Honorable Mention
  • UC Irvine School of Social Ecology Graduate Mentor Award  
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention

Professional Associations

2016-present. ComplianceNet (compliancenet.org), Co-convener

2013-2018. Development, Disorder, and Delinquency Lab, University of California, Irvine

2013-2018. Center for Psychology and Law, University of California, Irvine

2013-present. Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)

2013-present. American Psychology-Law Society (APLS) 

2010-present. Psi Chi National Honor Society

2010-present. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Service

2018. Volunteer Statistics Consultant at the Statistics Table at the American Psychology-Law Society (APLS) Annual Conference

2016–present. Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Emerging Scholars Committee and Nominations Committee        

2016–2017. American Psychology-Law Society (APLS) Student Committee

2016. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Symposium Reviewer

2015. UC Irvine Student Liaison for Assistant/Associate Professor Search Committee

2015. UC Irvine Developmental Psychology Colloquium Coordinator

2015-2018. Student Managing Editor of the Journal of Regulation & Governance