Chair of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work
Augusta, GA, US
Dr. Kim Davies is a criminologist and sociologist specializing in the study of homicide and gender-based violence.
The Augusta Chronicle online
Each year Kim Davies tries to find a unique way to illustrate a somber fact to the students in her Sociology of Murder Class.view more
Investigation Discovery tv
Davies appeared in a 2014 episode of Investigation Discovery's "Southern Fried Homicide" (titled "Directions to Hell") about Augusta-area serial killer Reinaldo Rivera. Davies sat in on Rivera's trial and contributed to the show by explaining, from a sociological standpoint, how killers find and manipulate victims.
The Brazil-based Promundo organization originated in 1997 and developed Program H to engage young men in the fight for gender equality. Research on Promundo and similar gender-transformative programs demonstrate that this type of intervention can significantly increase beliefs in gender equality and improve sexual health outcomesâ€”pregnancy, safe sex practices, sexual and intimate partner violence, and STI and HIV transmission.
There is increasing interest, if not demand, from universities and students for faculty to teach using online technologies. However, many faculty members are reluctant to teach online.
This article utilizes a longitudinal approach to assess the visibility of women as police officers in primetime crime shows from 1950 to 2008 and compares these numbers for television to actual data on women who work as police officers in the United States. We find that as expected, annual labor force data and crime show data both indicate increases in the number of minorities and women working in the criminal justice system over time.