Portrait of Janet DavidsonJanet Davidson, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Division of Behavioral Sciences
Email: jdavidso@chaminade.edu

Courses

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

Biography

Dr. 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

Academic Degrees

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

Awards and Honors

  • $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

Selected Publications

Davidson, J. (2009). Female offenders and risk assessment: hidden in plain sight. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly LLC

Davidson, J., & Chesney-Lind, M. (2009) Discounting women: context matters in risk and need assessment. Critical Criminology, 17(4)m, 221-45.

Davidson, J., & Chesney-Lind, M. (2009). Discounting women: context matters in risk and need assessment. Critical Criminology. 221-245.

Davidson, J., Crawford, R., & Elizabeth K. (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, M., Davidson, J., Allen, J. & Tavares, S. (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, J. (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, J., Perrone, P., Yanagida, E., & Choi-Misailidis, S. (2004). Sexual Assault Victims in Honolulu: A Statistical Profile. Department of the Attorney General.

Davidson, J. & Perrone, P. (2003). Crime in Hawaii 2002. Department of the Attorney General.

Davidson, J. & Perrone, P. (2002) Career Criminal Prosecution in Hawaii. Department of the Attorney General.

Davidson-Coronado, J. (2001). Technically Disposed: Parole Violators and Prison Crowding in Hawaii. Justice Policy Journal, 1: 97-116.

Selected Conferences, Talks and Speaking Engagements

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.

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.

Discounting Women: Context Matters in Risk Assessment. American Society of Criminology. November 12, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri.

Importance of Evidence Based Practices and LSI-R Validation Results. Probation Officer Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tips for Evaluating Your Project: Case Examples. Community Action Seminar. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Reporting Sexual Assaults to the Police in Hawaii. Western Society of Criminology. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Victims of Sexual Assault in Honolulu, 1991-2000. Sex Assault Treatment Center, Board of Directions. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Domestic Violence Screening Instrument. Adult Probation, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Career Criminal Prosecution in Hawaii. Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii County, Maui County, and Kauai County.

Recidivism on Probation and Parole in Hawaii. Justice Research and Statistical Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Parole Decision-Making in Hawaii. Supreme Court Building, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Reporting Sexual Assaults to the Police in Hawaii. Supreme Court Building, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Technical Violators of Parole and Prison Crowding in Hawaii. Western Society of Criminology. Kona, Hawaii.