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

Electronic Monitoring: Perceptions and Experiences of Chronic Violent Offenders- research proposal

Introduction Reentry of offenders back into the community has been a growing concern for criminologists and policy makers. Due to the amplified incarceration rates over the past several decades, and the notion that the majority of offenders will eventually return home from prison, many are left wondering what the effects are going to be once … Continue reading Electronic Monitoring: Perceptions and Experiences of Chronic Violent Offenders- research proposal

I’m done this time, seriously!… fuck this, I’m not a quitter: Quitting smoking

This is probably the hundredth time I’ve tried to quit smoking cigarettes. I am taking a different approach this time, however, as I am using Nicotine patches. As I begin day four today cigarette free, I can already feel my sense of taste and smell coming back little by little. And though I’m still getting … Continue reading I’m done this time, seriously!… fuck this, I’m not a quitter: Quitting smoking

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