Department of Sociology
Jorge M. Chavez
Associate Professor of Sociology
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.