Danielle Fenimore

Danielle Fenimore joined PERF as a Research Associate in May 2021. Prior to coming to PERF, she held a post-doctoral researcher position at the University of Memphis’ Public Safety Institute where she participated in grant-funded research projects aimed at reducing domestic violence and performed evaluations on criminal justice programs to assess the success of the Safe Community Plan in reducing violence in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Danielle holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Texas State University, where she completed a dissertation titled “Investigating the spatiotemporal distribution and environmental risk factors of harm-weighted crime.” As such, her research has focused on topics related to crime mapping, environmental criminology, and crime prevention, though she considers herself to be a quantitative methodologist with a focus on the application of advanced statistical models to crime and justice research. She has worked on additional projects related to contemporary issues in policing, domestic violence, reentry strategies, juvenile justice, and publishing practices in criminal justice and has published in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals.  She also holds an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Radford University, a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Radford University, and a B.S. in Anthropological Sciences (Forensic Anthropology).