Victim Researcher Profile

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Shannon Fowler

 EMAIL SHANNON    
    

STATE

Texas

INSTITUTION

University of Houston-Downtown

TITLE

Associate Professor

EDUCATION

PhD

DISCIPLINE

Criminal Justice

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

11-20 years

BIO

My professional interests include studying violent victimization, particularly related to intimate partner violence and sexual abuse. I have researched and published on sexual abuse in the prison context in a large state prison system. Relatedly, I have evaluated programs aimed to reduce prison sexual abuse and facilitate victim help-seeking as part of multi-year process and outcome evaluation with a jail. Additionally, I have worked with local community corrections agency to collect data and analyze findings regarding batterer intervention programs (and other rehabilitative programs). Also in this vein of research, I have analyzed data and published research regarding lethal domestic violence encounters.

VICTIMIZATION FOCUS

Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse, Domestic and Family Violence, Physical Assault (other than domestic violence or elder abuse), Sexual Abuse or Violence (other than campus sexual assault)

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Child victims

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

Data collection, Descriptive studies, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies

VICTIM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Data collection, Descriptive studies, Program evaluation, Qualitative studies, Quantitative studies