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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“I selected Florida State University based upon its reputation and standing as one of the premiere criminal justice graduate programs in the country. My experience in the program did not disappoint as I found it both challenging and rewarding. The online facilitation was seamless and each professor pushed me to get the most from my education. I am confident that my degree from Florida State University will make a difference in my career.”
Richard Mello, Lieutenant/Executive Officer, New Hampshire Police Department