Wed Jan 22, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom
Dr. Ronet BachmanDr. Ronet Bachman is a professor and former chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She will present "Roads Diverge: Long Term Desistance Patterns for Drug Involved Offenders" as the first Beto Chair Lecture of the Spring 2014 semester.
Dr. Bachman has co-authored several research methods texts in criminology and criminal justice, including The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Bachman’s latest project examines the trajectories of drug-involved offenders 10 years after their release from prison. The study, funded by the National Institute of Justice, follows the criminal and drug histories of a cohort of 300 drug-involved offenders over a 10 to 15 year period. By collecting data on demographic characteristics, life history events, mental and physical health as well as attitudes and behaviors, the study tracks trends in offending behavior, including desisters, persisters, maturational and others. . . . read more . . .