Steven Zane received his Ph.D. in Criminology from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Additionally, Dr. Zane holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School. His research interests are juvenile transfers, racial disparities in juvenile and criminal justice processing, crime prevention, and criminal law and punishment. Dr. Zane’s published work has appeared in Justice Quarterly, Criminology & Public Policy, Journal of Criminal Justice, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and British Journal of Criminology.
Juvenile Justice | Racial Disparity | Criminal Law and Punishment | Crime Prevention
2018 Ph.D., Criminology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2014 M.A., Criminology & Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
2011 J.D., Boston College, Newton, MA
2008 B.A., Philosophy, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Zane, S. N., Welsh, B. C., Mears, D. P., & Zimmerman, G. M. (2022). Pathways through juvenile justice: a holistic assessment of cumulative disadvantage in the processing of juvenile offenders. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 38, 483–514.
Zane, S. N., Cochran, J. C., & Mears, D. P. (2022). Deservingness and punishment in juvenile justice: Do black youth grow up “faster” in the eyes of the court? Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 20(1), 41–62.
Pupo, J. A., & Zane, S. N. (2021). Assessing variation in juvenile court processing in urban versus rural courts: Revisiting “justice by geography”. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 19(3), 330–354.
Zane, S. N., Welsh, B. C., & Zimmerman, G. M. (2019). Criminal offending and mortality over the full life-course: age-90 follow-up of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 35, 691–713.
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