Welcome to the Adolescent Development and Delinquency Lab! This research laboratory is based at the University of Texas at El Paso, under the direction of Dr. April Gile Thomas.
Our research examines adolescent behavior and juvenile delinquency using a developmental framework. We conduct primarily quantitative research that investigates predictors and consequences of juvenile delinquency and adolescent risk behavior. Our research addresses topics such as juvenile transfer to adult court, legal knowledge, sexting, sleep problems, peer influence, parent-adolescent relationships, and more.
Our research team consists of 23 undergraduate/post-graduate research assistants and two graduate students, led by faculty mentor Dr. April Gile Thomas.
The Adolescent Development and Delinquency Laboratory at The University of Texas at El Paso, is currently accepting applications for Research Assistants. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. At this time, all research is remote to allow for adherence to safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, see "For Students."