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
Areas of Interest:
Intimate Partner Violence, Gender and Crime, Crime
Victimization/Victimology, Personal Protection Orders, Domestic Violence
Offender Treatment, and Law Enforcement Officer’ Perceptions of Intimate
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. Dr. Gover’s published work appears in over 100 journal article and
book chapter outlets such as Child Abuse & Neglect, Violence and Victims,
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and Violence
Gover was recently honored with the 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Founder’s Award. She has been the nominee and recipient of numerous college and
university-wide awards for Research, Teaching, and Service. Dr. Gover received the
Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from the School of Public Affairs in
2008, 2010, and 2012. She also received Honorable Mention for Research in 2015.
Dr. Gover received the University of Colorado Denver Faculty Award for
Excellence in Research in 2008. Dr. Gover received the Faculty Award for
Excellence in Teaching from the School of Public Affairs and the University of
Colorado Denver Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010. Dr. Gover
received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service from the School of Public
Affairs in 2012, and Honorable Mention for Service in 2015 and 2017. Dr. Gover
also received the UCD Research and Creative Activities Symposium Student Mentor
Award in 2012.
Gover remains active in her profession by serving on editorial boards for the
journals 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. Her current
research focuses on the criminal justice system’s response to intimate partner
violence; specifically, domestic violence offender treatment, personal
protection orders, and law enforcement officer attitudes towards domestic
Recent Journal Articles:
(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., Gover, A. R., Tomsich, E., Hansen, J., & Davis, C. The implementation of state mandated standards for batterer intervention programs: The Colorado experience. Violence and Victims, 32(2), 279-298.
(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, 9(4), 257-268.
(2017). Gover, A., & Richards, T. A review of state standards for batterer intervention treatment (BIT) programs and the Colorado model. Court Review, 53, 36-.
(2017). Richards, T., 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. DOI: 10.1177/1077801217722237