Her primary research interests include modeling of developmental trajectories of problem behavior (especially juvenile offending behavior, but also depressive symptoms, substance use, and other health-risking behaviors) and associated risk factors and outcomes, utilizing data from multi-wave longitudinal studies in the United States and Germany. Secondary interests include the development and outcomes of youth violent victimization, early adult vocational career pathways, and measurement invariance of mental health screening instruments.
Intergenerational Associations in Crime for an At-Risk Sample of U.S. Men: Factors that May Mitigate or Exacerbate Transmission
Patterns and Correlates of Offender Versatility and Specialization Across a 23-Year Span for At-Risk Young Men
DISC Predictive Scales (DPS): Factor Structure and Uniform Differential Item Functioning Across Gender and Three Racial/Ethnic Groups for ADHD, Conduct Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Symptoms