Meet Chivon Fitch
Associate Professor, Criminology; Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (813) 257-3194
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2001 Penn State, B.A.
2003 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, M.A.
2014 Kent State University, Ph.D.
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Chivon Fitch’s research interests focus on expanding explanations of the gendered nature of offending, the implications of race, sexuality, gender and age on victimization, the experiences of incarcerated individuals, and the impact of race and gender in navigating the justice system. Of particular interest are the experiences of under examined populations in the criminal justice system, like the aging incarcerated population and incarcerated parents.
Fitch’s current research examines the experiences of race, gender and sexuality, as well as aging, among the incarcerated. She is interested in inmate adjustment and mental health based on intersectional identities. Her other research examines perceptions of victim credibility for sexual victimization. Her research has been published in Deviant Behavior, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, Crime, Law, and Social Change
, and the Journal of Family Issues
Fitch is actively involved in professional organizations, including the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology (ASC).
Lewis-Benson Award for Outstanding Teaching at Kent State University in 2014