MLC 213

Tara Sutton is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Georgia. Her areas of interest are family and deviance and  her research addresses the influence of individual, family and community factors on adjustment problems during adolescence and emerging adulthood.  She is currently working on projects that that link social contexts and family of origin experiences to outcomes such as delinquency, risky sexual behavior, and family violence. Tara’s dissertation examines the influence of childhood economic disadvantage on intimate partner violence and identifying the mediating mechanisms that explain that link.