Erin Castro received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Law. Her research focuses on disentangling the effect of perceived and objective control on victimization, offending, and substance use over the life course. Specifically, Erin is interested in exploring the risk and protective factors involved in the transmission of deviant and criminal behavior. Her dissertation, entitled “Following in Their Footsteps: The Interweaving Pathway of Self-Control, Depressive Symptoms, and External Parental Factors on the Intergenerational Transmission of Deviance” embodies these research interests. To date, Erin’s published works have appeared journals such as, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Drug Issues, and Deviant Behavior.
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