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Research Agenda

Dr. Barnes-Lee conducts community-engaged, policy-relevant research that aims to prevent juvenile legal system involvement for historically marginalized youth who demonstrate a disproportionately higher risk of being referred to law enforcement in schools. Her research also involves partnering with juvenile court administrators to co-develop and evaluate strengths-based interventions that aim to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in the juvenile legal system. She integrates theoretical frameworks and methodologies from psychology, social work, and sociology to reach these aims. 

Dr. Barnes-Lee’s publications primarily represent her research on how to create racial and gender equity in the validity of juvenile risk and needs assessment.

List of Publications

*denotes student author

Barnes-Lee, A. R., Goodson, M., & Scott, N. (2023). Dynamic risk and differential impacts of probation: Examining age, race, and gender as responsivity factors. Law and Human Behavior, 47(4), 526-537.

Barnes-Lee, A. R. & *Petkus. A. (2023). A scoping review of strengths-based risk and needs assessments for youth involved in the juvenile legal system. Children and Youth Services Review, 148.

Anderson, V. R., *Rubino, L.L., *McKenna, N.C., Campbell, C.A *Petkus, A. & Barnes-Lee, A.R. (2021).  Effectiveness of in-home detention tethers for female juvenile offenders. Justice Evaluation Journal, 5(1), 19-35.

Barnes-Lee, A. R. (2020). Development of the Protective Factors for Reducing Juvenile Recidivism: A strengths-based approach to risk assessment. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 47(11), 1371-1389.

Barnes-Lee, A. R. & Campbell, C. (2020). Protective Factors for Reducing Juvenile Recidivism (PFRJR): An examination of incremental and differential predictive validity. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 47(11), 1390-1408.

Campbell, C., Barnes-Lee, A. R., *Papp, J., *D’Amato, C., Anderson V., & *Moses, N. (2020) Understanding the role of neighborhood disadvantage and individual differences on time to recidivism among youth. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 47(9), 1079-1096.

Onifade, E., Barnes, A.R., Campbell, C, *Mandalari, A. (2019). Risk assessment as a mechanism for reducing differential treatment of minorities by a juvenile justice system. Journal of Ethnicity & Criminal Justice, 17(3), 203-227.

Campbell, C., *Papp, J. *Miller, W., Barnes, A. R., Onifade, E., & Anderson, V. (2019). Assessing interventions needs of juvenile probationers: An application of latent profile analysis to a risk need responsivity assessment model. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(1), 82-100.

Campbell, C., *Papp, J. Barnes, A. R., Onifade, E., & Anderson, V. (2018). Risk assessment and juvenile justice: An interaction between risk, race, and gender. Criminology & Public Policy, 17(3), 525-545.

Campbell, N. Barnes, A.R., *Mandalari, A. Onifade, E., Campbell, C., Anderson, V., Kashy, D. & Davidson, W. (2017) Disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system: An investigation of racial disparities at program referral. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 16(2),77-98.

Barnes, A. R., Campbell, N., Anderson, V., Campbell, C., Onifade, E., & Davidson, W. (2016). Validity of initial, exit, and dynamic juvenile risk assessment: An examination across race and gender. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55(1), 21-38.

Anderson, V., Barnes, A. R., Campbell, N., Campbell, C., Onifade, E., & Davidson, W. (2016) Gender and adolescents’ risk for recidivism in truancy court. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 5(1), 93-110.

Anderson, V., Davidson, W., Barnes, A. R., Campbell, C., Peterson, J. & Onifade, E. (2016). The differential predictive validity of the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory: The role of gender. Psychology, Crime and Law, 22(7), 666-677.

Anderson, V. R., *Walerych, B. M., Campbell, N. A., Barnes, A. R., Davidson, W. S., Campbell, C. A., Onifade, E., & Petersen, J. (2016). Gender-responsive intervention for female juvenile offenders: A quasi-experimental outcome evaluation. Feminist Criminology, 14(1), 24-44.

Lee, J., & Barnes, A. R. (2015). Predominantly white institutions: Transition programs to address academic underpreparedness and experiences of discrimination. Translational Issues in Psychological Sciences, 1(4), 401-410.

Onifade, E., Barnes, A. R., Campbell, C., Anderson, V., Peterson, J., & Davidson, W. (2014). Juvenile offenders and experiences of neglect: The validity of the YLS/CMI with dual-status youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 46, 112-119.

Campbell, C., Onifade, E., Barnes, A. R., Peterson, J., Davidson, W., Anderson, V. & Gordon, D. (2014). Screening offenders: The exploration of a Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) brief screener. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 53(1), 19-34.

Burt, S.A., Barnes, A. R., McGue, M., & Iacono, W. G. (2008). Parental divorce and adolescent delinquency: Ruling out the impact of common genes. Developmental Psychology, 44(6), 1668-1677.

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