Professor, Division Chair, Criminal Justice Sciences
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At WOU since09/27/1996
Course scheduleSpring 2020
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Statistics, Research Methods,Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, and Community Crime Prevention
My research focuses on risks and protective factors for family and youth violence prevention, and on restorative justice in criminal justice, focusing on cross-cultural research on indigenous groups in Ghana, as well as on Native Americans and Aboriginals in Canada.
Grants and funding
I won a grant from the Canadian Government to conduct restorative justice research in Canada.
I worked with street children through a UNICEF program in my native country Ghana prior to moving to the United States, and spent seven years working at Trillium Family Services, a residential facility for at-risk youth prior to working here at WOU.
Awards and honors
Pastega Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017
My current research focuses on risks and protective factors for family and youth violence prevention, and on restorative justice in criminal justice, focusing her cross-cultural research on indigenous groups in Ghana, as well as on Native Americans and Aboriginals in Canada. I have conducted restorative justice research in Ghana, and won a grant from the Canadian Government to conduct research in Canada. My research in the United States has occurred through my involvement with Polk County Victim Offender Reconciliation Program.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Djokotoe’s recent publications include a book on street children in 2012 (see citation below), as well as articles on children’s lives and foreign aid in Africa. Some of her publications appear under her previous last name Amantana.
Amantana, Vivian, (2012) A Sociological Study of Street Children in Ghana: Victims of Kinship Breakdown and Rural Urban Migration. Edwin Mellen Press, NY
For more information regarding Dr. Djokotoe’s book, please visit: http://mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=8429&pc=9
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