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Laura Myers

Laura Myers, a visiting professor in the department of applied criminology at Western Carolina University, has been selected to serve a second term as editor of the Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology.

Myers is a founding editor of the journal, which aims to help guide development of and highlight programs and policies effective in reducing juvenile crime.

“My interest in the field was inspired by my work with criminal justice agencies and their desire to have good, informed policy plans,” said Myers. “Without good research, agencies do not know what works and does not work in reducing crime. This journal is unique in targeting criminal justice and psychology practitioners and their need to get good applied research to evaluate policy programs and efforts designed to reduce crime, especially juvenile crime.”

Past topics have ranged from identifying risk factors involved with youth dating violence issues to the appropriateness of juvenile transfer to adult court.

For more information, contact Laura Myers at (828) 227-2172 or lbmyers@wcu.edu .

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