Center for Family and Demographic Research
Distinguished Research Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1974
Dr. Giordano studies the ways in which basic social network processes impact developmental outcomes, particularly movement into delinquency. More recently, Giordano used follow-up data to examine the ways in which early delinquency involvement influenced the direction and success of adult transitions Giordano directs the Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study where the objective is to specify the nature and meaning of adolescent heterosexual relationship experiences and to determine how variations in these experiences influence sexual and fertility and other problem behaviors.
Longmore, M. A., Johnson, W. L., Manning, W. D., & Giordano, P. C.. (Forthcoming). HIV testing among heterosexual young adults: The influence of individual attitudes and behaviors, partner’s risk-taking, and relationship dynamics. Journal of Sex Research.
Halpern-Meekin, S. C., Manning, W. D., Giordano, P. C., & Longmore, M. A. (Forthcoming). Relationship churning, physical violence, and verbal abuse in young adult relationships. Journal of Marriage and Family.
Manning, W. D., Giordano, P. C., Longmore, M. A., & Flanigan, C. (2012). Young adult dating relationships and management of sexual risk. Population Research and Policy Review. 31, 165-185.
Giordano, P. C., Seffrin, P. M., Manning, W. D., &, Longmore, M. A. (2011). Parenthood and crime: The role of wantedness, relationships with partners and SES. Journal of Criminal Justice 39(5), 405-416.
Johnson, W. L., Giordano, P. C., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (2011). Parent-child relations and offending during young adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(7), 786-799. doi: 10.1007/s10964-010-9591-9.
Lonardo, R. A., Manning, W. D., Giordano, P. C., & Longmore, M. A. (2011). Offending, substance use, and cohabitation in young adulthood. Sociological Forum, Sociological Forum, 25(4), 787-803. NIHMS: 234543. doi: 10.1111/j.1573-7861.2010.01212.x
Giordano, P.C., Lonardo, R. A., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (2010). Adolescent romance and delinquency: a further exploration of Hirschi’s “Cold and Brittle” relationships hypothesis. Criminology, 48(4), 919-946. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2010.00208.x
Lyons, H. A., Giordano, P. C., Manning. W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (2010). Identity, peer relationships, and adolescent girls’ sexual behavior: an exploration of the contemporary double standard. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2010.506679.
Giordano, P. C., Soto, D. A., Manning, W. D., & Longmore, M. A. (2010). The characteristics of romantic relationships associated with teen dating violence. Social Science Research. 39(6):863-874.
Giordano, Peggy C. Legacies of Crime: A Follow-Up of the Children of Highly Delinquent Girls and Boys. (2010). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Giordano, P.C., Manning, W.D., & Longmore, M.A. (2010). Affairs of the heart: Qualities of adolescent romantic relationships and sexual behavior. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20(4), 983-1013. NIHMSID#197102.
Seffrin, P.M., Giordano, P.C., Manning, W.D., & Longmore, M.A. (2009). The influence of dating relationships on friendship networks, identity development, and delinquency. Justice Quarterly, 26(2), 238-267. PMC Journal – In process.
Manning, W.D., Flanigan, C.M., Giordano, P.C., & Longmore, M.A. (2009). Relationship dynamics and consistency of condom use among adolescents. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 41(3), 181-190. PMC Journal – In process.
Longmore, M.A., Eng, A.L., Giordano, P.C., & Manning, W.D. (2009). Parenting and adolescents’ sexual initiation. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, 969-982. NIHMS135402.
Lonardo, R.A., Giordano, P.C., Longmore, M.A., & Manning, W.D. (2009). Parents, friends, and romantic partners: Enmeshment in deviant networks and adolescent delinquency involvement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38(3), 367-383. PMC Journal – In process.
Giordano, P.C., Longmore, M.A., Manning, W.D., & Northcutt, M.J. (2009). Adolescent identities and sexual behavior: An examination of Anderson’s ‘player’ hypothesis. Social Forces, 87(4), 1813-1844. NIHMSID #134379.
Mulford, C., & Giordano, P.C. (2008). Teen dating violence: A closer look at adolescent romantic relationships. National Institute of Justice Journal, 261, 34-40.
Giordano, P.C., Phelps, K.D., Manning, W.D., & Longmore, M.A. (2008). Adolescent academic achievement and romantic relationships. Social Science Research, 37(1), 37-54.
Giordano, P.C., Longmore, M.A., Schroeder, R.D., & Seffrin, P.M. (2008). A life course perspective on spirituality and desistance from crime. Criminology, 46(1), 99-132.
Cernkovich, S.A., Lanctôt, N., & Giordano, P.C. (2008). Predicting adolescent and adult antisocial behavior among adjudicated delinquent females. Crime and Delinquency, 53, 3-33.