Kimberly A. Houser, Ph.D.

Kimberly A. Houser, Ph.D.

Kimberly A. Houser, Ph.D.

Kimberly A. Houser, Ph.D.Assistant Professor 


Kimberly A. Houser received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Temple University and a B.S. in Behavioral Science from the College of New Jersey. She has worked on research grants examining the costs and benefits of substance use treatment in the correctional setting, evaluations of prison-based therapeutic communities and the influence of post-prison community aftercare on recidivism. She has served as a consultant on a process evaluation for the Second Chance Act Grant of the Pennsylvania Department of Correction's Integrated Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment for Female Offender's Study. Her most recent research examines the influence of land use on recidivism among offenders with mental illness and substance use disorders. Her research has primarily focused on co-occurring disorders, mental illness and substance use disorders among the offender population. Her work has appeared in such peer reviewed journals as Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Prison Journal, Criminal Justice Studies, Security Journal and Health Economics. She has taught a wide variety of courses including Theories, Introduction to Corrections, Community Justice, Community Corrections, Survey Criminal Justice, Environmental Criminology, Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency.

Selected Publications

McCord, E., & Houser, K.A. (2015). Neighborhood Parks, Evidence of Guardianship, and Crime in Two Diverse U.S. Cities. Security Journal

Houser, K.A., & Belenko, S. (2015). The Effects of Co-Occurring Disorders on Disciplinary Responses to Misconduct among Female Prison Inmates. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal: Co-occurring Disorders and Offender Population Special Edition

Houser, K.A. & Welsh, W. (2014). Examining the association between co-occurring disorders and seriousness of misconduct by female prison inmates. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Houser, K.A., Blasko, B., & Belenko, S. (2014).The effects of treatment exposure on prison misconduct for female prisoners with substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorders. Criminal Justice Studies: Special Public Health Edition.

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