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Peggy Giordano, Ph.D., speaker for the Justice Center for Research Distinguished Lecture Series 4/10

Peggy Giordano, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green State University, presented her research for the Justice Center for Research Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Date: Monday, April 10th

Place: 406 Oswald Tower

Time: 12:00 - 1:00

“Parental Incarceration and Adolescent and Young Adult Well-being”

Dr. Giordano drew on recently collected quantitative and qualitative data to explore mechanisms underlying the association between parental incarceration and adolescent and young adult well-being.    

Peggy C. Giordano is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green State University.  Dr. Giordano’s research focuses on social network influences on adolescent and young adult problem behaviors, including delinquency, crime, and intimate partner violence.  She relies on qualitative as well as quantitative methods to explore the impact of family dynamics, peer influence, and romantic relationships in the etiology and course of these outcomes.  Her monograph on the experiences of a sample of highly delinquent youth (Legacies of Crime) centered on the intergenerational transmission of crime and other negative developmental outcomes, and more recent work examines the ways in which parental incarceration influences children’s behavior and well-being.  She currently directs a longitudinal study (The Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study) that has followed a large, diverse sample of respondents interviewed first as adolescents, and subsequently as they have navigated the transition to adulthood.   

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Justice Center for Research, the Population Research Institute, and the Department of Sociology and Criminology.

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Dr. Osgood presenting the Justice Center for Research Distinguished Lecturer Award to Dr. Giordano

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