Department of Sociology
Jorge M. Chavez
Ph.D., The University of Albany, 2006
Jorge M. Chavez is a former Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR) and former Presidential Fellow at the University of Albany . His primary areas of research focus on life course perspectives on child maltreatment and adult outcomes, race/ethnicity differences in the comorbidity of mental health problems and violent behavior, and understanding development and change in violence within community contexts. He has a number of ongoing projects including an examination of race differences in the development of depression and violent behavior as consequences of childhood maltreatment; an examination of social learning and attribution theories in explaining intimate-partner violence; a project on gender differences in risk for recidivism for serious delinquent offenders; and a series of studies examining spatio-temporal trends in lethal violence.