Legal Landscape of Juvenile Plea Bargains

Collaborator: Emily Haney-Caron

In collaboration with the Youth Law Lab, we take a national look at state statutes and court rules pertaining to juvenile plea bargaining. 

Mapping Justice

Collaborator: Dillon Mahmoudi

The mapping justice project is an interdisciplinary project exploring the geographic mismatch between probation locations and where youth reside. We hope to explore how probation compliance is impacted by spatial inequity in Baltimore. 

Lab Publications

Henderson, K.S., Fountain, E.N., Redlich, A.S., & Cantone, J. (2023). Judicial Strategies for Evaluating the Validity of Guilty Pleas. Court Review, 59(2), 44-51. (link)

Lloyd, A.E. & Fountain, E.N. (2023). Measuring trans youths’ perceptions of police and police bias: Exploring the use of the perceptions of police scale. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 29(3), 336-348.

Henderson, K.S., Fountain, E.N., Redlich, A.S., & Cantone, J. (2021). Judicial involvement in plea bargaining. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 28(3), 356-373.

Fountain, E.N. & Woolard, J. (2021). Negotiating with parents: Attorney practices in the juvenile plea bargain process. Law and Human Behavior, 45(2), 112–123.

Haney-Caron, E. & Fountain, E.N. (2021). Young, Black, and wrongfully charged: A cumulative disadvantage framework. Dickinson Law Review, 125(3), 653-726. 

Fountain, E.N., Mikytuck, A., & Woolard, J. (2021). Treating Emerging Adults Differently: How Developmental Science Informs Perceptions of Justice Policy. Translational Issues in Psychological Science. [early online]

Fountain, E.N. & Mahmoudi, D. (2020). Mapping Juvenile Justice: Identifying Existing Structural Barriers to Accessing Probation Services. American Journal of Community Psychology. [early online]

Fine, A., Fountain, E.N., & Vidal, S. (2019). Juveniles’ expectations and experiences on probation predict technical violations and delinquency. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 25, 116-125.

Grisso, T., Fountain, E.N., NeMoyer, A., & Thornton, L.C. (2019). The role of translational psychological science in juvenile justice reform. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 5, 113-120.

Fountain, E.N. & Woolard, J.L. (2018). How defense attorneys consult with juvenile clients about plea bargains. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 24, 192-203. 

Fountain, E.N. & Woolard, J.L. (2017). The capacity for effective relationships among attorneys, juvenile clients, and parents. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 14, 493-519. 

Please see Dr. Fountain's Google scholar page for her published works.