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Tara Warner, Ph.D.

Victimization • Sexual risk-taking • Neighborhoods • Substance use • Gun ownership 

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WarnerTara Warner, Ph.D.

Department of Criminal Justice 

  

Areas of expertise:

  • Victimization
  • Sexual risk-taking
  • Neighborhoods
  • Substance use
  • Gun ownership 

 

 

Warner is a sociological criminologist studying the processes, situations, and environments in which violent victimization and health-compromising deviant risk behaviors are embedded and unfold during adolescence and young adulthood.

She focuses especially on characteristics of youths’ interpersonal/intimate relationships and their neighborhood environments. In other research, she is examining the links between fear and protective gun ownership, gun use behaviors, and attitudes toward gun policy.

 

 

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