Behavioral Sciences | Faculty Profiles : Janet Davidson

Janet Davidson, Ph.D.

jdavidso@chaminade.edu

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3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Janet DavidsonDr. Janet T. Davidson is Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice. Dr. Davidson has a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specific focus on crime, law and deviance. She also earned an M.A. and B.A. in sociology. Her research interests include institutional and community corrections, recidivism, and issues related to gender and crime.

She has published numerous peer viewed and applied research publications. Most recently, Dr. Davidson is the author of Female Offenders and Risk Assessment: Hidden in Plain Sight (2009, LFB Scholarly Publications).

Dr. Davidson teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems, Criminology, Corrections: Prisons and Community Alternatives, Ethics in Criminal Justice, and Women and Crime at the undergraduate level. She also teaches Research Methods & Statistics at the graduate level. Further, she advises both undergraduate and graduate students regarding their programs of study.

She has been at Chaminade University full time since the 2005 academic year. Prior to CUH, she worked at the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General as a Research Analyst.

Education

B.A. – Sociology, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
M.A. – Sociology, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Ph.D. – Sociology (with an emphasis on Crime, Law, and Deviance), University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Teaching

Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems Criminology
Corrections: Prisons and Community Alternatives
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Women & Crime
Research Methods & Statistics – Graduate

Research Topics

Corrections – Jails, Prisons, Probation, and Parole
Recidivism
Women & Crime

Current Studies

Recidivism of Parolees from In-State versus Private Facilities (Hawaii) – 2009-2010
Evaluation of Girls Court Hawaii – 2007-2010.
Evaluation of Palama Settlement’s Tobacco Prevention Efforts – 2007-2009.
Evaluation of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program in Hawaii. 2006-2009.
Hawaii Moving Forward / Compassion Capital: Evaluation research capacity for select non- profit agencies. 2007-2008.

Publications & Papers

Davidson, Janet T. 2009. Gender and Risk Assessment: Hidden in Plain Sight. LFB Scholarly Publishing. In Press.
Davidson, Janet T. and Meda Chesney-Lind. 2009. “Gender and Crime”. 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook, (ed.) J. Mitchell Miller. Sage Publications. In Press.
Davidson, Janet T. and Meda Chesney-Lind. 2009. “Discounting Women: Context Matters in Risk and Need Assessment”. Critical Criminology. In Press.
Davidson, Janet T.; Crawford, Richard; and Elizabeth Kerwood. 2008. “Constructing an EBP Post-Conviction Model of Supervision in United States Probation, District of Hawaii: A Case Study”. Federal Probation 72:22-28.
Brown, Marilyn; Davidson, Janet T.; Allen, Joseph, and Sherilyn K. Tavares. 2008. Impact and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hawaii’s Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative: The B.E.S.T. Program. Report submitted to Maui B.E.S.T. program.
Davidson, Janet T. 2008. Hawaii Girls Court, State of Hawaii, Family Court of the First Circuit: Program Characteristics, Outcomes, and Recommendations. Report submitted to Girls Court, Hawaii State Judiciary.
Davidson, Janet T., Perrone, Paul, Yanagida, Eva., and Choi-Misailidis, SooJean. 2004. Sexual Assault Victims in Honolulu: A Statistical Profile. Department of the Attorney General.
Davidson, Janet T.and Paul Perrone. 2003. Crime in Hawaii 2002. Department of the Attorney General.
Davidson, Janet T. and Paul Perrone. Career Criminal Prosecution in Hawaii. 2002. Department of the Attorney General.
Davidson-Coronado, Janet T. 2001. “Technically Disposed: Parole Violators and Prison Crowding in Hawaii” in Justice Policy Journal, 1: 97-116.
Kassebaum, Gene, Davidson-Coronado, Janet T., Perrone, Paul, & Allen, Joe. 2001. Parole Decision Making in Hawaii. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii and the Department of the Attorney General.
Davidson, Janet T., Perrone, Paul, Richmond, James, Dacuag, Adrienne. Crime in Hawaii 2000. 2001. Department of the Attorney General.
Kassebaum, Gene, Davidson-Coronado, Janet T., Allen, Joe & Perrone, Paul. 2000. Felony Probation in Hawaii, 1996-1999. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii and the Department of the Attorney General.
Ruch, Libby, Davidson-Coronado, Janet T., Coyne, Barry, & Perrone, Paul. 2000. Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police in Hawaii. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii and the Department of the Attorney General.
Kassebaum, Gene., Davidson-Coronado, Janet T., Silverio, Rommel, and Marker, Nancy. 1999. Survival on Parole: A Study of Post-Prison Adjustment and the Risk of Returning to Prison in the State of Hawaii. Honolulu, HI: Social Science Research Institute and Department of the Attorney General.

Presentations

2009. From Schoolhouses to Jailhouses? Race, Class, Disorder, and School Crime Control. Society for the Study of Social Problems. August 9, 2009. San Francisco, California. Katy Irwin, Janet T. Davidson, and Amanda Hall.
2009. The BEST Program: Impact and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hawaii’s Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative. Western Society of Criminology. February 6, 2009. Marilyn Brown, Janet T. Davidson, Joe Allen, Sherilyn Tavares.
2008. Discounting Women: Context Matters in Risk Assessment. American Society of Criminology. November 12, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri.
2006. Importance of Evidence Based Practices and LSI-R Validation Results. Probation Officer Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2005. Tips for Evaluating Your Project: Case Examples. Community Action Seminar. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2005. Reporting Sexual Assaults to the Police in Hawaii. Western Society of Criminology. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2004. Victims of Sexual Assault in Honolulu, 1991-2000. Sex Assault Treatment Center, Board of Directions. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2003. Domestic Violence Screening Instrument. Adult Probation, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2002. Career Criminal Prosecution in Hawaii. Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii County, Maui County, and Kauai County.
2001. Recidivism on Probation and Parole in Hawaii. Justice Research and Statistical Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.
2001. Parole Decision-Making in Hawaii. Supreme Court Building, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2001. Reporting Sexual Assaults to the Police in Hawaii. Supreme Court Building, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2000. Technical Violators of Parole and Prison Crowding in Hawaii. Western Society of Criminology. Kona, Hawaii.

Grants & Contracts

$18,000: Evaluation of Girls Court in Hawaii. 2009
$7,000: Evaluation of Private versus In-State Parolees and Recidivism. 2009
$15,000: Evaluation of the Girls Court in Hawaii. 2008
$12,000: Palama Settlement of Hawaii – Evaluation of Tobacco Prevention Efforts. 2008-9
$5,000: Hawaii Moving Forward / Compassion Capital: Evaluation of research capacity for select non-profit agencies. 2007
$13,000: Evaluation of the Girls Court in Hawaii. 2006
$2,000: Hawaii Moving Forward / Compassion Capital: Evaluation of research capacity for select non-profit agencies. 2006

Community Service

Detention Facility Self-Assessment (JDAI) Team. 2008-9
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars – 2006 - Present
State of Hawaii, Interagency Council on Intermediate Sanctions – 2005 - Present

Professional Memberships

American Society of Criminology
Western Society of Criminology
American Society of Sociology
Alpha Phi Sigma