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Angela R. Gover, Ph.D. - Professor - BACJ Program Director

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


Link to Curriculum Vitae


Areas of Interest: Violence Against Women, Gender and Crime, and Victimization.


Bio: Angela R. Gover is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. She is also the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Criminal Justice. Dr. Gover received her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Maryland. Her research primarily focuses on victimization, violence against women and children, and gender and crime. Some of her published work has appeared in the journals Violence and Victims, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence Against Women. Dr. Gover has been the recipient of numerous college and university-wide awards, including the 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, Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Law & Society, and Criminal Justice Studies.



Recent Book/Journal Articles:


2013    Molly Dragiewicz, Angela R. Gover, Susan L. Miller, Jennifer Naccarelli,
& Barbara Paradiso. Innovative University Programs for Teaching about Domestic Violence. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 24(4): 594-611.

2013    Elizabeth A. Tomsich, Lonnie Schaible, Callie Rennison, & Angela R. Gover. Violent Victimization and Hooking Up Among Strangers and Acquaintances on an Urban Campus: An Exploratory Study. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 26, 4, 433-454.

2013    Angela R. Gover. Special Issue on Dating Violence and Gender. Women & Criminal Justice, 23, 163-166.

2013    Wesley G. Jennings, Tara N. Richards , Elizabeth A. Tomsich , Angela R. Gover, & Ráchael A. Powers. A Critical Examination of the Causal Link Between Child Abuse and Adult Dating Violence Perpetration and Victimization from a Propensity Score Matching Approach. Women & Criminal Justice, 23, 167-184.

2013    Angela R. Gover, Courtney Mitchell, Joanne Belknap, & Anne DePrince. When Abuse Happens Again: Women’s Reasons for Not Reporting New Incidents of Intimate Partner Abuse to Law Enforcement. Women & Criminal Justice, 23, 99-120.

2013    Tara Richards, Wesley G. Jennings, Elizabeth A. Tomsich, & Angela R. Gover. A Longitudinal Examination of Offending and Specialization among a Sample of Massachusetts Domestic Violence Offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 643-663. | 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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