Deborah Baskin received her doctorate in sociology in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Baskin has published on a variety of topics, including female offending, substance abuse and violence, and forensic mental health.2004 0-7734-6569-3
Analyzes the pharmacological effects, situational contexts and processual dynamics of methamphetamine use, distribution, and violence, using interviews. Evidence supports previous research that suggests continuity from youth aggression to adult violence. Findings indicate that long-term influences – family, psychological/personality, and peer factors lead to the development of fairly stable, slowly changing differences between individuals in their potential for violence.