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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


Curriculum Vitae​

Personal Website​ (external link) 

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 Journal Articles:

2015 Wesley Jennings & Angela Gover. A multi-level examination of life-course offending trajectories: Implications for a theoretically integrated model for explaining criminal behavior. Korean Journal of Public Safety and Criminal Justice. In press.

2015 Wesley G. Jennings, Angela R.Gover, & Lorena Alvarez-Rivera. Status offending and self-control: An extension of the general theory of crime. Korean Journal of Public Safety and Criminal Justice. In press.

2015 MiRang Park, Nicholas Perez, Wesley J. Jennings, & Angela R. Gover. A Preliminary Examination of the Role of Deterrence and Target Hardening on Future Recidivism Risk among Burglars in South Korea. MiRang Park, Nicholas Perez, Wesley G. Jennings, & Angela R. Gover. Security Journal. In press.

2015 Wesley J. Jennings, Tara N. Richards, Elizabeth A. Tomsich, E., & Angela R. Gover. The relationship between child sexual abuse and adult physical dating violence perpetration and victimization: A propensity score analysis. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, in press.

2015 Elizabeth Tomsich, Wesley Jennings, Tara Richards, Angela Gover, & Rachel Powers. Childhood Physical Maltreatment and Young Adult Dating Violence: A Propensity Matching Approach. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. In press.

2015 Catherine Kaukinen, Laurie Buchanan, & Angela Gover. Child Abuse and the Experience of Violence in College Dating Relationships: Examining the Moderating Effect of Gender and Race. Journal of Family Violence. In press.

2015 Robert Brame, Catherine Kaukinen, Angela R. Gover, & Pamela K. Lattimore. No-Contact Orders, Victim Safety, and Offender Recidivism in Cases of Misdemeanor Criminal Domestic Violence: A Randomized Experiment. American Journal of Criminal Justice. Advanced online Publication DOI 10.1007/s12103-014-9242-x.

2015 Ashley Tunstall, Christopher Weible, Elizabeth A. Tomsich, & Angela Gover. Understanding policy reform in Colorado’s domestic violence offender treatment standards. Social Policy & Administration. Advanced Online Publication DOI: 10.1111/spol.12136.

Other 2015 Forthcoming Publications

2015 Angela R. Gover, Elizabeth Tomsich, & Tara Richards. Victimization and Help Seeking among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. In Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

2015 Angela R. Gover & Ashley M. Tunstall. Joan McCord. In Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. J. Albanese (Ed.). Blackwell-Wiley, in press.

2015 Ashley M. Tunstall & Angela R. Gover. Doris Layton MacKenzie. In Encyclopedia of Corrections. K.R. Kerley (Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, in press.

2015 Ashley M. Tunstall & Angela R. Gover. Cycle of Violence. In Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. C.J. Schreck (Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, in press.

2015 Elizabeth A. Tomsich, Ashley M. Tunstall, & Angela R. Gover. Couples Counseling and Domestic Violence. In The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment. W.G. Jennings. (Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, in press.

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