Biography:Chris Guerra is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University. He earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice and B.A. in Psychology at the University of North Texas before earning his M.S. in Criminal Justice at the same institution. His research interests include immigrant antisocial behavior, mechanisms of the immigrant-paradox, life-course criminology, cybercrime, and policing issues. Chris’ dissertation focuses on immigrant offending, victimization, and its overlap using a developmental and life-course lens. By adopting a trajectory-based approach, his use of restricted data from the Pathways to Desistance study will provide a nuanced look into how offending and victimization trajectories unfold and differ across immigrant generations during the early life-course. The dissertation aims to advance the theoretical and methodological understanding of how and why immigrant offending and victimization are linked in a life-course context. His prior work has appeared in Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, Deviant Behavior, and Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
Chris' dissertation adopts a trajectory-based approach to provide a nuanced look into how offending and victimization trajectories unfold and differ across immigrant generations during the early life-course.