Dr. Cavanagh Receives ACJS Award

December 14, 2021

Photo of Criminal Justice Professor Caitlin CavanaghThe Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences has named Dr. Caitlin Cavanagh as the recipient of the 2021 New Scholar Award! This prestigous award is granted to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of criminology or criminal justice in the first six years since receiving their doctorate.

Congratulations Dr. Cavanagh!

Caitlin Cavanagh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Broadly, her research focuses on the intersections of psychology and the law, and how social contexts shape adolescent behavior. A developmental psychologist by training, she is particularly interested in the dynamic parent-child relationship. Her program of research seeks to produce developmentally sound research that can improve how the juvenile justice system interfaces with youth and their families.