Behavioral Sciences | Faculty Profiles : Joseph Allen

Joseph Allen, Ph.D.

joseph.allen@chaminade.edu

Behavioral Sciences Room 109
Tel (808) 735-4879
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Joe AllenJoseph Allen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Professor Allen's expertise and scholarship extends to the areas of corrections; community supervision; delinquency; research and evaluation; policy analysis, and ethics. Professor Allen has extensive background in sociological research and data analysis relating to the areas of criminolgy and criminal justice, and is also interested in projects that benefit the community.

Recent projects have included a role as project coordinator for the Century Project/College for Every Student. Through partnering the university with schools in low-income communities, the project seeks to increase academic success and educational opportunities and aspirations beyond high school. (The current school partner is Waimanalo Elementary/Intermediate. ) Dr Allen has extensive background with sentencing simulation research, and is pursuing a re-initiation of Sentencing Simulation Model Project and is working with Corrections Population Management Commission on appropriations/funding possibilities. Dr. Allen is also developing a proposal for a project examining recidivism of Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaii’s corrections populations.

Education

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
M.A. Sociology, University of Hawaii–Manoa.
B.A. Sociology, University of Hawaii–Manoa.

Teaching

Courses: Criminology, Delinquency, Statistics, Criminal
Justice, Ethics, Sex Crimes.

Teaching Experience

2008 Assistant Professor. Criminology & Criminal Justice Department, Chaminade
University. Courses: Criminology, Delinquency, Statistics, Criminal
Justice, Sex Crimes, Ethics.

2004-2007 Instructor. Criminology & Criminal Justice Department, Chaminade University.

1995-2004 Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer. Chaminade University.
Courses instructed: Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, Social
Problems, Deviance, Social Research Methods, and Race & Ethnic Relations.

1999-2000 Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer. Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii.
Courses instructed: Social Statistics, Introduction to Sociology.

1995-1998 Graduate Teaching Assistant. Sociology Department, University of Hawaii– Manoa. Courses assisted: Introduction to Sociology, Unit Mastery, Juvenile Delinquency, Drugs & Society, Sociological Inquiry (Methods).

1996-97 Lecturer. Sociology 231, Juvenile Delinquency. Sociology Department,
University of Hawaii–Manoa. Fall 1996 & Summer 1997.

Research Experience

2001-2004 Research Analyst. Sentencing Simulation Model Project, Corrections Population Management Commission, Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii.

2003-2004 Chair, Data Management Group, Corrections Population Management Commission, State of Hawaii

1998-2001 Senior Research Analyst. Research & Statistics Branch, Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii.

1999-2001 Program Evaluation Coordinator, Project Bridge (Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program). Thru Senior Research Analyst position with Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii.

1998 Graduate Research Assistant. Study of Post-Prison Adjustment and the Risk of Returning to Prison–Hawaii Study. Social Science Research Institute. University of Hawaii.

1997-98 Graduate Research Assistant. Sociology Department. Computer maintenance and evaluation for Unit Mastery course (Sociology 100). University of Hawaii.

1992-95 Graduate Research Assistant. Youth Gang Project. Center for Youth Research, Social Science Research Institute. University of Hawaii.

1995 Graduate Research Assistant. Sociology Department. Study of Missing and
Runaway Youth in California. Under the direction of Dr. Karen Joe.

1995 Graduate Research Assistant. Sociology Department. Crystal Methamphetamine Study−Hawaii site. Under the direction of Dr. Karen Joe.

1994 Graduate Research Assistant. Program on Conflict Resolution, Research
Corporation, University of Hawaii. University of Hawaii.

1992 Research Assistant. Evaluation of Project BRIDGE & KASHBOX. University of Hawaii. Under the direction of Dr. Gene Kassebaum.

Recent Research Reports and Activities

Allen, J. Sentencing Simulation Model Project: Overview of Re-Initiation of Project. Requested report to Sen. Will Espero (Chair of Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee) and Corrections Population Commission, State of Hawaii. To Hawaii State Legislature for appropriations consideration and potential project funding ($61,000 start-up funding/$50,000
annual thereafter). November 2008.

Allen, J. Survey of School Security Managers & Role of Student CrimeStoppers. Survey construction and data report to Honolulu CrimeStoppers, Inc. Honolulu Police Department. September 2008.

Allen. J. Decreasing Native Hawaiian Populations in Hawai‘i’s Corrections System. Grant proposal to Office of Hawaiian Affairs ($128,000). Unfunded; pending re-submission to OHA and/or Department of Justice for future consideration. June 2008.

Brown, M., J. Davidon, J. Allen, S. Tavares. Impact and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hawaii’s Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative: The B.E.S.T. Program. February 2008.

Hankins, H., J. Allen, Q. Le, and M. Torney. Sentencing Simulation Model Project, 2003: Corrections Populations Trends & Projections (1993-2008), Annual Report. Corrections Population Management Commission and Department of Public Safety. February 2004.

Hankins, H., J. Allen, Q. Le, and M. Torney. Sentencing Simulation Model Project, 2002: Corrections Populations Trends & Projections (1993-2007), Annual Report. Corrections Population Management Commission and Department of Public Safety. January 2003.

Q. Le, J. Allen, and M. Torney. Sentencing Simulation Model Project, 2001: Annual Report. Corrections Population Management Commission and Department of Public Safety. December 2001.

Arakaki, C., J. Allen, and P. Perrone. Project Bridge: Program Implementation and Outcome Review. Department of the Attorney General. September 2001.

Kassebaum, G., J. Davidson-Coronado & P. Perrone and J. Allen. Parole Decision Making in Hawaii. Department of the Attorney General, August 2001.

Committees, Boards and Service

2008-present Mission & Identity Committee, CUH.

2008-present University Policy, Planning and Assessment Advisory Council (UPAC). CUH.

2008-present Interagency Council on Intermediate Sanctions, Research & Policy Groups. State of Hawaii.

2008-present Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG). National Institute on Drug Abuse. Honolulu.

2007-present Crimestoppers, Inc. Board of Directors (Secretary). Honolulu Police Department.

2007-present, Vice President, Hawaii Sociological Association.

2007-2008 Library Advisory Committee. CUH.

2006-present Criminal Justice Club (CJ Sleuths). Club Advisor. CUH.

2005-2007 Steering Committee, Faculty Senate. CUH.

2005-present Internship Coordinator, Criminology & Criminal Justice Department. CUH.

2005-present Coordinator, evaluation and assessment of Criminology & Criminal Justice Department. CUH.

Recent Presentations

Brown, M. and J. Allen. “The BEST Program: Impact and Cost-benefit Analysis of Hawaii’s Serious and Violent Offender Re-entry Initiative.” Western Society of Criminology. Annual Conference. San Diego, California. (February) 2009.

Allen, J. “Cultural Diversity: Implications for Leading & Learning in Mentoring Programs.” Invited presenter. College For Every Student. Annual National Conference. Bolton Landing, New York. (November) 2008.

Allen, J. “Introduction to Simulation Modeling & Hawaii’s Sentencing Simulation Model Project (SSMP).” Invited presenter. Corrections Population Management Commission, State of Hawaii, Director’s Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii. (August) 2008.

Allen, J. “Beyond Control: Social Ecological Determinants of Probationer Compliance with the Law.” Hawaii Sociological Association, Annual Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. (February) 2007.

Allen, J. “The Century Program – Partnership & Mentoring Developments.” Foundation for Excellent Schools, Annual National Conference. Bolton Landing, New York. (November) 2006.

Current Projects

• Project Coordinator, The Century Project/College for Every Student. Through partnering the university with schools in low-income communities, the project seeks to increase academic success and educational opportunities and aspirations beyond high school. Current partner is Waimanalo Elementary/Intermediate.

• Pursuit of re-initiation of Sentencing Simulation Model Project; working with Corrections Population Management Commission on appropriations/funding possibilities.

• Grant proposal for project examining recidivism of Native Hawaiians and the State of Hawaii’s corrections populations.

Professional Associations

• American Society of Criminology
• Western Society of Criminology
• Hawaii Sociological Association
• Pi Kappa Delta- National Sociology Honor
Society (President 1997-98)


Recent Grants & Awards (funded/not)

2008 State of Hawaii, thru Corrections Population Management Commission. Re-Initiation of Sentencing Simulation Project. ($61,000 start-up funding/$50,000 annual thereafter). (pending)

2008 College for Every Student. Grant in collaboration with Waimanalo Elementary/ Intermediate School. ($1,500/funded)

2008 Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Proposal: Decreasing Native Hawaiian Populations in Hawai‘i’s Corrections System. ($128,000/not funded). Pending resubmission.

2007 Foundation for Excellent Schools. Grant in collaboration with Waimanalo Elementary/ Intermediate School. ($1,500/funded)

2005 National Institute of Health. Public Health Service research grant. ($4,000/funded)