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Angela R. Gover, Ph.D. - Professor

Angela Gover

University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2474
Fax: (303) 315 - 2229


Personal Website​ (external link) 

Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Violence, Gender and Crime, Crime Victimization/Victimology, and the Criminal Justice System's Response to Interpersonal Violence, including Domestic Violence Courts, Personal Protection Orders, and Law Enforcement Perceptions of IPV.

Bio: Angela R. Gover has been a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver since 2006. Dr. Gover received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and has published 100 articles and book chapters in journals such as Child Abuse & Neglect, Violence and Victims, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and Violence Against Women. Dr. Gover has been the recipient of numerous college and university-wide awards, most recently she was nominated for the ACJS Founder’s Award for 2016-2017. She received Honorable Mention for Research and Service in 2015 from the School of Public Affairs, 2012 UCD Research and Creative Activities Symposium Student Mentor Award, 2012 School of Public Affairs Excellence in Research Award, 2012 School of Public Affairs Excellence in Service Award, 2010 UCD Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010 School of Public Affairs Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008 UCD Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award, and the 2008 School of Public Affairs Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Gover remains active in her profession by serving on editorial boards for Justice Quarterly, Women and Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law & Society, & Criminal Justice Studies. Dr. Gover is currently a Principle Investigator on a $99,100 grant with Dr. Tara Richards from the University of Baltimore. The project is examining domestic violence offender treatment content in Colorado and the relationship between treatment content and offender outcomes.

Recent Journal Articles:
2017 Meade, C., Jennings, W., Gover, A., & Richards, T. On the linkage between sexual violence victimization and intimate partner violence outcomes among male and female college students. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, in press.  

2017 Jennings, W.G., Gover, A.R., & Alvarez-Rivera, L. Status offending and self-control: An extension of the general theory of crime. Korean Journal of Public Safety and Criminal Justice, in press. 

2017 Richards, T.N., Tudor, A., & Gover, A.R. An updated assessment of personal protective order statutes in the United States: Have statutes become more progressive in the past decade? Violence Against Women, in press. 

2017 Gover, A., & Richards, T.N. A review of state standards for batterer intervention treatment (BIT) programs and the Colorado model. Court Review, 53, 36.  

2017 McPhedran, S. Gover, A., Mazerolle, P. A cross-national comparison of police attitudes about domestic violence: A focus on gender. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 40(2), 214-227.

2017 Richards, T.N., Gover, A. R., Tomsich, E., Hansen, J., & Davis, C.R. The implementation of state mandated standards for batterer intervention programs: The Colorado experience. Violence and Victims, 32(2), 279-298. 

2017 Richards, T.N., & Gover, A. Domestic violence offender treatment and multidisciplinary treatment teams: The role of “treatment” victim advocates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, DOI 10.1177/0306624X16663890.
2016 Trochmann, M., & Gover, A. Measuring the impact of police representativeness on communities. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 39(4), 774-790. 

2016 Richards, T., Tomsich, E., Gover, A.R., & Jennings, W.G. The cycle of violence revisited: Distinguishing intimate partner violence offenders only, victims only, and victim-offenders. Violence & Victims, 31, 573-590. 

2016 Tomsich, E., Jennings, W.G., Park, M., Richards, T.N., Gover, A.R., & Powers, R. Childhood physical maltreatment and young adult dating violence: A propensity matching approach. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advanced Online Publication DOI 10.1177/0886260515599657. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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