Giordano is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green State University. She is the lead researcher for an NIJ-funded 13-year study of the dating relationships of a large sample of youth interviewed in adolescence and across the transition to adulthood (The "Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study). This study is examining relationship-specific risk factors for dating violence and has identified individual and social changes associated with the cessation of this form of violent behavior. Her presentation in this video focuses on what the research has found about adolescent development, human relationships, and violence. She first discusses the general topic of intimate partner violence, particularly as it emerges in early relationships. This includes the identification of relationship risk factors that characterize violent interactions. She then looks more broadly at behavioral patterns across the full five waves of the study, from when youth are 13 years old until they are almost 29. This is followed by a discussion of what the research shows about desistance from intimate partner violence. Audience questions and answers that followed the presentation are included in the video.