Adam Fine

Adam Fine
Assistant Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
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 youth develop their perceptions of law enforcement, the law, and the justice system, and how juvenile probation processes affect youth offending, employment, education, and attitudes. He is the PI of the Youth Justice Lab: https://sites.google.com/view/youthjusticelab/home

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

Google Scholar

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., Donley, S., Cavanagh, C., & Cauffman, E. (In press). Youth Perceptions of Law Enforcement and Worry about Crime from 1976-2016. Criminal Justice & Behavior.

  • Fine, A., Padilla, K., & Tapp, J. (2019). Can youths’ perceptions of the police be improved? Results of a school-based field evaluation in three jurisdictions. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 25(4), 303–314. https://doi.org/10.1037/law0000207

  • Fine, A., Kan, E., & Cauffman, E. (2019). Adolescents’ Confidence in Institutions: Do America’s Youth Differentiate between Legal and Social Institutions? Developmental Psychology, 55(8), 1758-1767. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000760

  • Fine, A., Fountain, E., & Vidal, S. (2019). Juveniles’ Expectations and Experiences on Probation Predict Technical Violations and Delinquency. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. 25(2), 116–125. https://doi.org/10.1037/law0000195 

  • Simmons, C., Fine, A., Mahler, A., Frick, P.J., Steinberg, L., & Cauffman, E. (2020). The relation between callous-unemotional traits, psychosocial maturity, and delinquent behavior among justice involved youth. Child Development, 91(1), e120-e133. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13176 

  • Fine, A., Simmons, C., & Rowan, Z. (2019). Do Politics Trump Race in Determining America’s Youths’ Perceptions of Law Enforcement? Journal of Criminal Justice, 61, 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2019.01.003 

  • 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. 

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 204Juvenile Justice
CRJ 517Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
PSY 592Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 204Juvenile Justice
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

  • Early Career Award; American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology (DLCC)  
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award; Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • Early Career Travel Award; Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • 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)