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

The Deterrent Effects of Electronic Monitoring on Sex Offenders

Introduction Electronic monitoring has become widely used across all fifty United States. Policy makers have suggested several reasons for the widespread implementation of such devices, including alternatives to sentencing, prison overcrowding issues, part of parole stipulations for moderate to high-risk offenders, and in some cases of pre-trial release. In more recent years, the use of … Continue reading The Deterrent Effects of Electronic Monitoring on Sex Offenders