Dusten Hollist - March 20

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"Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice in the Montana Juvenile Justice System"

Synopsis: Juvenile justice systems operate through professional decision-making. From initial contact with the police to the decision for placement in secure confinement, multiple decision points determine whether cases proceed informally through diversion or through formal court processes. Dusten Hollist will discuss the importance of evidence-based practice in juvenile justice decision-making, with a particular focus on pre-adjudicatory detention.

Dusten Hollist is a professor and department chair of sociology at UM. His teaching and research interests are in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and sociology of law enforcement. His research has appeared in Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.