Timothy Edgemon is currently a graduate student at the University of Georgia. His research interests include crime, law, and deviance, mental health, and gender and criminal justice. In particular, he is interested in how contact with the criminal justice system impacts mental health outcomes of different groups. His Master’s thesis “Inmate Mental Health: Importation, Deprivation, and Integrated Perspectives” investigates the mechanisms through which incarceration impacts the mental health of State inmates net of individual characteristics and life experiences. His plan for future research is to investigate how these mechanisms of incarceration differ for men and women and for juvenile offenders.