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Jill Atkinson

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Associate Professor
Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning)

B. Mus., Queen's University, 1983
B.A.H., Queen's University, 1986
M.A.Sc., University of Waterloo, 1988
Ph.D., Queen's University, 1998

Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 215 KB)

T: 613.533.6018

224 Humphrey Hall
Psychology Department
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Research Interests

I have conducted research on the assessment and treatment of female offenders, but am currently interested in applying aspects of cognitive psychology (how humans process and store information) to the design of effective learning environments.

Selected Publications

Atkinson, J.L (2018).  Correctional Assessment and Treatment: Toward Community Reintegration, Chapter 6 in J. Barker and D.S. Tavcer (Eds.). Women and the Criminal Justice System: A Canadian Perspective. 2nd ed. Toronto, ON:  Edmond Montgomery.

Folsom, J. and Atkinson, J.L. (2007) The Generalizability of the LSI-R and the CAT to the Prediction of Recidivism in Female Offenders.  Criminal Justice and Behaviour, 34(8), 1044-1056.

Atkinson, J.L. (1996). Female sex offenders:  A literature review. Forum on Corrections Research, 8(2), 39-42.

Atkinson, J.L. (1995). The Assessment of Female Sex Offenders.  Kingston, ON: Correctional Service of Canada, April, 1995.

Atkinson, J.L. and McLean, H. (1994). Women and fraud:  Results of a program at the Prison for Women.  Forum on Corrections Research, 6(1), 39-41.