Sharon Chamard, Ph.D.

Sharon Chamard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Justice Center
LIB 213
sechamard@alaska.edu

Education

Ph.D. (Criminal Justice), Rutgers-Newark, 2003

Biography

Dr. Sharon Chamard is an associate professor in the Justice Center. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers-Newark in New Jersey. Dr. Chamard is interested in the spatial distribution of crime, and conflict over use of public space. She has conducted research on geographic patterns of sexual assault and youth violence in Anchorage, and currently is focusing on the mobility patterns of chronic public inebriates and the spatial features associated with homeless encampments. Dr. Chamard has written two Problem-Oriented Guides for Police for the U.S. Department of Justice, one on partnering with businesses to address public safety problems, and the other on homeless encampments. She works closely with the Community Action Policing Team of the Anchorage Police Department, providing training on problem-oriented policing and helping evaluate their activities.

See posts about Dr. Chamard on the Justice Center blog.

Research Interests

  • Homeless encampments
  • Situational crime prevention
  • Community-based crime prevention
  • Problem-oriented policing
  • Community policing
  • Survey design and administration
  • Crime mapping

Publications

Factors Associated with Homeless Encampment Locations in Anchorage, Alaska" by Sharon Chamard. Chap. 11. In Martin A. Andresen & Graham Farrell (eds.), The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory, pp. 146–168. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

"Community Cohesion and Empowerment" by Sharon Chamard. In Kenneth J. Peak (ed.), Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving, pp. 34–37. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2013.

"Involving Local Businesses" by Sharon Chamard. In Kenneth J. Peak (ed.), Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving, pp. 224–228. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2013.

"Neighborhood Associations" by Sharon Chamard. In Kenneth J. Peak (ed.), Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving, pp. 257–260. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2013.

Homeless Encampments (monograph) by Sharon Chamard. Problem-Specific Guides Series #56. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010.

"Routine Activities" by Sharon Chamard. Chap. 11. In Eugene McLaughlin & Tim Newburn (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory, pp. 210–224. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2010.

"Routine Activities Theory" by Sharon Chamard. In Bonnie Fisher & Steven P. Lab (eds.), Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention, Vol. 2, pp. 795–799. SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, 2010.

"Editor's Introduction" by Sharon Chamard and Rashi Shukla. Security Journal 23(1): 1–2 (Feb 2010).

Partnering with Businesses to Address Public Safety Problems (monograph) by Sharon Chamard. Problem-Solving Tools Series #5. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, 2006.

Book Review of Superhighway Robbery: Preventing E-Commerce Crime" by Sharon Chamard. Western Criminology Review 5(3): 133-34 (Jul 2004).

"The Adoption of Computerized Crime Mapping by Municipal Police Departments in New Jersey" by Sharon Chamard. Security Journal 17(1): 51–59 (Jan 2004).

"Selling Newspapers or Educating the Public? Sexual Violence in the Media" by Maria Loś and Sharon Chamard. Canadian Journal of Criminology 39(3): 293–328 (Jul 1997).

Alaska Justice Forum

"The Homeless: Who and How Many?" by Barbara Armstrong and Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 31(1–2): 2–11 (Spring/Summer 2014).

"Leading Causes of Death 2007–2010" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 30(2): 2–7 (Summer 2013).

"Experience of Racism in Anchorage" by Melissa S. Green and Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 30(2): 8–9 (Summer 2013).

"Self-Protective Behaviors in Anchorage" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 28(4)–29(1): 1, 11–16 (Winter/Spring 2012)

"Correlates of Gun Ownership in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 27(2): 2–4 (Summer 2010).

"A Look at Chronic Inebriate Housing in Seattle" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 27(1): 2–3 (Spring 2010).

"Collective Efficacy and Fear of Crime in the Mat-Su Borough" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 25(4): 4–7 (Winter 2009).

"East Anchorage Weed and Seed 2008 Community Survey" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 25(3): 6 (Fall 2008).

"The History of Crime Mapping and Its Use by American Police Departments" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 23(3): 1, 4–8 (Fall 2006).

"Youth Violence in Anchorage" by André B. Rosay and Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 22(1): 1, 8–10 (Spring 2005).

Research reports

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey 2014 and Trends 2009–2014: A Sourcebook of Community Attitudes by Sharon Chamard, Luke Barnes, Lily Fox, Kris Lyons, Daniel Reinhard, and Derek Witte. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Jul 2014.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey 2012 and Trends 2008–2012: A Sourcebook of Community Attitudes by Sharon Chamard and Heather MacAlpine. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Dec 2012.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey 2011 and Trends 2007–2011: A Sourcebook of Community Attitudes by Sharon Chamard and Heather MacAlpine. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Nov 2011.

Anchorage Community Survey 2009: Anchorage Police-Related Results by Sharon Chamard. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Oct 2011.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey 2010 and Trends 2006–2010: A Sourcebook of Community Attitudes by Sharon Chamard. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Jan 2011.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey, 2009: A Sourcebook of Community Attitudes by Sharon Chamard and Khristy Parker. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, May 2010.

Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators by Robert H. Langworthy, Shel Llee Flexman-Evans, Sharon Chamard, Alan R. McKelvie, and Donald Yunker. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, May 2009.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey, 2008: A Sourcebook of Community Attitudes by Sharon Chamard. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008.

Northeast Community Survey 2008: Final Report by Sharon Chamard and Brad A. Myrstol. Report prepared for the East Anchorage Weed & Seed. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Oct 2008.

Maps

"Chloropleth Map of Midtown Anchorage" by Sharon Chamard. Alaska Justice Forum 23(3): 4–5 (Fall 2006).

"Domestic Violence Reports, Anchorage Bowl, 1999–2002" by Sharon Chamard. In Municipality of Anchorage (ed.), Domestic Violence Analysis: Incidents Reported to Police in Anchorage, Alaska — Police Response and Incident Characteristics Fourteen Year Study 1989–2002, pp. 44. Anchorage, AK: Municipality of Anchorage, 2006.

Videos & multimedia

"Spatial Predictors for Homeless Encampments" (streaming video) by Sharon Chamard. Science: Becoming the Messenger. 1 min. 50 secs. Fairbanks, AK: NSF Alaska, 2013.

Public presentations

"Youth Violence Study, Anchorage, AK: Youth Violence Progress Report" by André B. Rosay and Sharon Chamard (2005).

"Model Programs for the Prevention of Youth Violence" by André B. Rosay and Sharon Chamard (2004).

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