Robert L Peralta

Professor of Sociology,
University of Akron


Research Interest Description:
The overarching aim of Dr. Peralta’s current research is to examine sources and correlates of substance use behavior, interpersonal violence, and other forms of health-risk and criminal behavior via both qualitative and quantitative methods using sociology of gender and feminist perspectives to frame his work. Specifically, Dr. Peralta’s past and current work relies on testing criminological and sociological theories to better understand heavy episodic drinking behavior, prescription drug use, other forms of substance use-behavior, intimate partner violence and other forms of interpersonal violence.

Population Interest:
Sexual Minorities; ethno-racial minorities

Research Areas of Interest:


Sexual Assault

Methods Used in Research:

Primary Data Collection

Qualatative Analysis

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