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Women’s and Gender Studies



Contact Us:
Dr. Brenda Bethman
Director
bethmanb@umkc.edu

(816) 235-1116  
Fax (816) 235-1117

University of Missouri-Kansas City
208 Haag Hall
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Jennifer Owens

Jennifer OwensDepartment of Criminal Justice and Criminology
5215 Rockhill Road

(816) 235-1602

owensjen@umkc.edu

Jennifer Owens, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, (B.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2005; M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2008; Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2013).

Dr. Owens’ research centers on victimization and substance use using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Of particular interest is how gender shapes who is defined as a victim and/or offender and methodological issues in survey research. Her research has been published by peer-reviewed journals including Crime and Delinquency and the Journal of Drug Issues and by the Bureau of Justice Statistics as a technical report.