Professor Christopher Sullivan discusses his recommendations for reducing crime by improving juvenile justice. Sullivan is a co-editor of Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and author of three books and roughly 300 technical publications in this area.
His two most recent books are:
- (2021) Juvenile Risk and Needs Assessment: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice (Routledge, with Kristina K. Childs).
- (2019) Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously: Developmental Insights and System Challenges (Temple University Press).
Professor Sullivan is also author number 65 of an article with 67 authors on, “A consensus-based transparency checklist“, which appeared in Nature Human Behavior, 4:4-6 (2020). This article attempts to improve the quality of scientific research by making it easier for others to understand published work, access the data to do their own analyses, and attempt to replicate previous work while developing extensions.
He is interviewed by Spencer Graves