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Dissertation Title: 
Intimate Partner Violence as a Consequence of Childhood Economic Hardship: The Meditating Role of Family Processes in a Longitudinal Study of African Americans

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia in the department of Sociology with a Master's degree in Human Development and Family Science. My interdisciplinary training provides me with a unique, innovative perspective from which I approach social and family contexts of crime, violence, and deviance among adolescents and young adults. In my research, I examine predictors and outcomes of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other criminal, violent, and deviant behavior (e.g. delinquency, risky sex, substance use) among youth. I am particularly interested in violence against women and children, the intergenerational transmission of violence, delinquency and deviance among youth, and criminological theory. As a whole, my work has important implications for working with perpetrators and victims of relational and family violence. I am also proficient in several advanced statistical techniques including structural equation modeling, dyadic data analysis, latent class and transition analysis, and growth curve modeling.

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Dissertation Committee (External): 
Chalandra Bryant