Dr. Charlene Taylor
Dr. Charlene Y. Taylor-Kindrick joined the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University in 2012. Her B.A. in criminal justice is from Washington State University, and she earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. Her dissertation analyzed gender-specific predictors of delinquency. Before coming to Boise State, Dr. Taylor-Kindrick worked as a trainer for program evaluation and effective correctional interventions for Los Angeles County Probation, and taught at California State University Bakersfield and Portland State University. As a consultant, she has provided technical assistance to corrections departments in states around the country regarding effective correctional interventions, risk assessment, cognitive behavioral interventions and motivational interviewing. Her research interests are in offender risk/needs assessment and prediction, evaluation of correctional interventions, correctional policy, developmental criminology, sex offenders, and correctional interventions with juvenile offenders, and her teaching interests are in corrections, criminology, research methods, statistics, juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, and criminal law and procedures. Dr. Taylor-Kindrick maintains professional affiliations with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology.