Peggy C. Giordano

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology

  • PhD, Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • MA, Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Sociology, University of Missouri

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Giordano's research interests include adolescent problem behaviors, particularly juvenile delinquency, and in the nature of peer influence in adolescence and its specific role in the etiology of problem outcomes. She teaches courses in adolescence, juvenile delinquency, and criminology. Her recent research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Giordano also has a long term interest in the ways in which gender and ethnicity affect adolescent social processes and emotional and behavioral health. Her primary research interests include...

  • Teen and Young Dating Violence
  • Dynamics of Peer Influence
  • Crime Across the Life Course
  • Adolescent Relationships
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Crime