Alyssa Chamberlain

Alyssa Chamberlain
Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420
Assistant Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
4420

Biography

Alyssa W. Chamberlain is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine in 2012. Her research focuses on neighborhood dynamics related to changes in social and demographic structure, housing, and inequality and the spatial distribution of crime. She also examines issues related to prisoner reentry and recidivism, and how incarceration and reentry both affect and are affected by community structure.

Education

  • Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society, University of California-Irvine 2012
  • M.S. Criminology, Law and Society, American University 2003
  • B.A. American Studies, Brigham Young University 2000

 

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Research Interests

Communities and crime, Prisoner reentry, Quantitative methods, GIS/mapping

Publications

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. and Lyndsay N. Boggess. Forthcoming. “Parolee Concentration, Risk of Recidivism and the Consequences for Neighborhood Crime.” Deviant Behavior

Wallace, Danielle, Alyssa W. Chamberlain, and Chantal Fahmy*. Forthcoming. “Changes in Neighborhood Social Control and Disorder and their Relationship to Exercise Behavior.” Environment and Behavior.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W., Matthew Gricius*, Danielle Wallace, Diana Nunez**, Vincent Ware**  In Press.  “Parolee–Parole Officer Rapport: Does It Impact Recidivism?” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X17741593.

Grubesic, Tony H., Danielle Wallace, Alyssa W. Chamberlain, Jake R. Nelson.* 2018. “Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UASs) for Remotely Sensing Physical Disorder in Neighborhoods.” Landscape and Urban Planning, 169: 148-159.

Powers, Ráchael A., Alyssa W. Chamberlain, and Lyndsay N. Boggess. 2017. “The Impact of Structural Disadvantage on the Gender-Gap and Sex-Specific Rates of Non-Lethal Violent Victimization.” Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0011128717719049.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. and Lyndsay N. Boggess. Forthcoming. “Parolee Concentration, Risk of Recidivism and the Consequences for Neighborhood Crime.” Deviant Behavior.

Boessen, Adam and Alyssa W. Chamberlain.  2017. “Neighborhood Crime, the Housing Crisis, and Geographic Space: Disentangling the Consequences of Foreclosure and Vacancy.” Journal of Urban Affairs. 39(8), 1122-1137. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2017. 1310558. 

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. 2016. “From Prison to the Community: Assessing the Direct, Reciprocal, and Indirect Effect of Parolees on Neighborhood Structure and Crime.” Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0011128716678194.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. and Lyndsay N. Boggess. 2016. “Relative Difference and Burglary Location: Can Ecological Characteristics of a Burglar’s Home Neighborhood Predict Offense Location?” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 53(6): 872-906. DOI: 10.1177/0022427816647993.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W., Danielle Wallace, Deirdre Pfeiffer and Janne Gaub.* 2016. “Housing Disinvestment and Crime in a Phoenix Suburb: Exploring the Differential Effects of Investors and Owner-Occupants.” Urban Affairs Review, DOI: 10.1177/1078087416640126.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. and John R. Hipp.  2015. “It’s all Relative: Concentrated Disadvantage within and across Communities, and the Consequences for Neighborhood Crime.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 43: 431-443. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.08.004.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. and Danielle Wallace. 2015 (print 2016). “Mass Reentry, Neighborhood Context and Recidivism: Examining How the Distribution of Parolees Within and Across Neighborhoods Impacts Recidivism.” Justice Quarterly, 33(5): 912-941. DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2015.1012095.

Hipp, John R. and Alyssa W. Chamberlain.  2015. “Foreclosures and Crime: A City-Level analysis in Southern California of a Dynamic Process.” Social Science Research, 51:219-232. DOI:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.09.009.

Turner, Susan, Alyssa W. Chamberlain, Jesse Jannetta, and James Hess. 2014 (print 2015). “Does GPS Improve Recidivism among High Risk Sex Offenders?  Outcomes for California's GPS Pilot for High Risk Sex Offender Parolees.” Victims and Offenders, 10(1): 1-28. DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2014.953236.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W., Lyndsay N. Boggess, and Ráchael A. Powers. 2014 (print 2016). “The Impact of the Spatial Mismatch between Parolee and Employment Locations on Recidivism” Journal of Crime and Justice. DOI: 10.1080/0735648X.2014.965264.

Pfeiffer, Deirdre, Danielle Wallace and Alyssa W. Chamberlain. 2014 (print 2015). “Is Investor Purchasing of Foreclosures Affecting Neighborhood Crime? Evidence from a Phoenix Suburb.” Housing Policy Debate. DOI 10.1080/10511482.2014.923924.

Chamberlain, Alyssa W. 2012. “Offender Rehabilitation: Examining Changes in Inmate Treatment Characteristics, Program Participation and Institutional Behavior.”  Justice Quarterly, 29 (2): 183-228.

 

Courses

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
CRJ 270Community Justice
CRJ 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 492Honors Directed Study
CRJ 502Seminar in Criminology
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
CRJ 270Community Justice
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 405Neighborhoods and Crime
CRJ 502Seminar in Criminology
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies
CRJ 270Community Justice
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 270Community Justice
CRJ 405Neighborhoods and Crime
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 270Community Justice
CRJ 604Advanced Statistical Analysis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 405Neighborhoods and Crime
CRJ 504Statistical Tools/Criminal Jus
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 201Crime Control Policies

Presentations

  • Chamberlain, Alyssa W. and Lyndsay N. Boggess. The Relative Context of Burglar: Do Neighborhood Economic Conditions Predict where Offenders Burglarize?. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2014).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa and Adam Boessen. Vacancies or Foreclosures: Does the Distinction and Spatial Patterning make a Difference for Crime?. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2013).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. Parolee Characteristics, Ecological Context and Neighborhood Crime. American Sociological Association (Aug 2013).
  • Pfeiffer, Deirdre, Danielle Wallace, and Alyssa Chamberlain. Investors on the Block: How Distressed Property Investors are Changing the Dynamics of American Regions, Cities and Neighborhoods. Urban Affairs Association (Apr 2013).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. Offender Rehabilitation: Examining Changes in Inmate Treatment Characteristics, Program Participation and Behavior. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: Editor's Showcase (Mar 2013).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. Neighborhood Characteristics and Recidivism: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study of Parolees Clustered in Three Ohio Cities. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2012).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. From Prison to the Community: Parolees, Neighborhoods and the Moderating Effects of Social Capital. Urban Affairs Association (Apr 2012).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. Do Returning Parolees Affect Neighborhood Crime and Characteristics? A Longitudinal Case Study of Cleveland. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2011).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa and John R. Hipp. It's All Relative: Concentrated Disadvantage within and across Neighborhoods and Communities, and the Consequences for Neighborhood Crime. American Sociological Association (Aug 2011).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. The Impact of Parolees On Neighborhood Crime and Characteristics: A Longitudinal Analysis of Cleveland. Society for the Study of Social Problems (Aug 2011).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa and John Hipp. Neighborhood Dynamics and Inequality: Examining Macro-Structural and Spatial Effects on Neighborhood Crime. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2010).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa and John Hipp. Social and Economic Resources: The Role of Macro-Structural and Spatial Effects on Neighborhood Crime. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: Editor's Showcase (Mar 2010).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa and John Hipp. Residential and Economic Resources: Examining the Influence of Macro-Structural and Spatial Effects on Neighborhood Crime. Western Society of Criminology (Feb 2010).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. A Renewed Interest in Rehabilitation? Examining Inmate Treatment Characteristics, Program Participation, and Institutional Behavior. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2009).
  • Hipp, John and Alyssa Chamberlain. Micro and Macro Dynamics: Predicting Population Flows and crime Flows Across Neighborhoods Within and Across Cities over Time. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2009).
  • Chamberlain, Alyssa. Examining Changes in Offender Treatment Characteristics, Program Participation and Institutional Behavior. Western Society of Criminology (Feb 2009).

Professional Associations

American Society of Criminology

American Sociological Association

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Western Society of Criminology

Service

Secretary/Treasurer, Division of Communities and Place, American Society of Criminology

Nominations Committee, Division of Sentencing and Corrections, American Society of Criminology

Executive Committee, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

Graduate Committee, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

Undergraduate Committee, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

Comprehensive Exam Committee, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University