Denise Gottfredson


Denise C. Gottfredson is a Professor at the University of Maryland Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. She received a Ph.D. in Social Relations from The Johns Hopkins University, where she specialized in Sociology of Education. D. Gottfredson's research interests include delinquency and delinquency prevention, and particularly the effects of school environments on youth behavior. Much of Gottfredson’s career has been devoted to developing effective collaborations between researchers and practitioners. She recently completed randomized experiments to test the effectiveness of the Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court, the Strengthening Families Program in Washington D.C., and after school programs in middle schools. She is currently conducting a randomized trial testing the effectiveness of a family therapy intervention on gang involvement and crime among gang members.   

Areas of Interest:
  • Juvenile Delinquency, School-Based Delinquency Prevention
  • PhD Johns Hopkins
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS650 Research Practicum Fall 2017 Syllabus
CCJS699K Special Criminological Problems; Research Practicum Spring 2016 Syllabus
CCJS652 Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency Spring 2015 Syllabus
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