Transvestic Sex Offenders’ Use of Defense Mechanisms

Research Proposal from first year as PhD student. Transvestic Sex Offenders’ Use of Defense Mechanisms Abstract Individuals who experience childhood trauma and abuse are more likely to be inhibited from reaching more mature defense levels (Cramer, 2012). Children who begin developing an identity disorder or an antisocial personality disorder are largely affected by the lack … Continue reading Transvestic Sex Offenders’ Use of Defense Mechanisms

Violentization: An Experiential Theory of Violence- Past, Present, and Future Directions

Introduction The theory of violentization is one of the most overlooked theories in criminology. The formation of violentization as a theory stems from Athens’ disagreement with the criminological theories of the time that separate biological and social environmental interactions and the surging use of quantitative methods of analysis. Following the work of George Herbert Mead … Continue reading Violentization: An Experiential Theory of Violence- Past, Present, and Future Directions

Opiates and Suicide

Drug use is a factor for various types of internalizing (depression, anxiety, self-doubt, not feeling accepted) and externalizing behaviors (acting out, aggression, criminal behavior). Individuals with substance use disorders, with a history of prior violence, are more likely to report suicidal ideation and single or multiple suicide attempts than individuals without a history of prior … Continue reading Opiates and Suicide

Pills and Needles: The opiate epidemic

Let’s start this off with a bang and look at one of the biggest problems facing the US right now. And I can guarantee either you or someone you know has been personally affected by this issue. This is the first of a multi-part series on the opiate epidemic. There’s going to be a lot … Continue reading Pills and Needles: The opiate epidemic