Danielle M. Fenimore

Danielle M. Fenimore

Adjunct Faculty

Modern issues in policing; use of force; survey methods; evaluation methods; quantitative methods; crime mapping; environmental criminology

Dr. Danielle Fenimore is currently employed full-time as a research associate with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a non-profit research organization focused on addressing issues in modern policing. She is currently the primary investigator on two federally-funded projects focused on the implementation and efficacy of evidence-based practices in policing. In 2022, she will be PI on a national survey on police response to civil disturbances, with funding from the National Institute of Justice. Prior to her work at PERF, she worked for the University of Memphis' Public Safety Institute, assessing the need for and evaluating the use of crime and justice policies in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Before Memphis, she was focusing on completing her doctoral degree in Criminal Justice at Texas State University. 

Current Research

Fenimore, Danielle M., Roche, Sean Patrick, & Jennings, Wesley. A social network analysis of publishing networks in the “Big 5” journals in criminology and criminal justice.

Fenimore, Danielle M., Iraztoqui, Amaia, & Madden, Angela. Evaluation of a central family justice center in Memphis, Tennessee: Recommendations for policy and practice.

Fenimore, Danielle M., & Jones, Angela M. What influences punitive responses? Examining the interaction between shared identity and crime severity.

Werley, Dustin, & Fenimore, Danielle M. Response-to-resistance on patrol: Environmentally influenced or procedurally justified?

Selected Publications

Taylor, P. L., Fenimore, Danielle M., & Roche, S. P. Body-worn cameras, police force, and hindsight bias. (Special issue submission, under review, expected 2022) Policing: An International Journal.

Fenimore, Danielle M., Jennings, Wesley G., & Clay Taylor. (2021). An exploratory social network analysis of the “invisible college” of experimental criminology and criminal justice scholarship in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, 2011-2020. Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Jennings, Wesley G., Fenimore, Danielle M, Perez, Nick, & Bishopp, Sgt. Stephen A. (2021). Examining the spatial distribution of crime by victim race. Deviant Behavior.

Fenimore, Danielle M. (2019). Mapping harm spots: An exploration of the spatial distribution of crime harm. Applied Geography

Expanded Publication List

Peer-Reviewed Research:

  • Iratzoqui, Amaia, Fenimore, Danielle M., & Madden, Angela (submitted). In Their Own Words: Victims, Service Providers, and Criminal Justice Practitioners on Responding to Domestic Violence in Shelby County, Tennessee. Violence Against Women.
  • Fenimore, Danielle M., Jennings, Wesley G., & Perez, Nicholas. (2019). Early Risk Factors of Violence Among Hispanic Adolescents: Evidence from a Systematic Review. Aggression & Violent Behavior.
  • Roche, Sean P., Fenimore, Danielle M., & Jennings, Wesley G. (2019). Eight facts about top journals in criminal justice and criminology. Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
  • Fenimore, Danielle M., & Jennings, Wesley G. (2018). Contextual variability in biopsychosocial pathways to violent offending. Journal of Criminal Psychology.
  • Hollis, Meghan E., Fenimore, Danielle M., Caballero, Monica, & Hankhouse, Shannon. (2018).  Examining guardianship in action in Waco, Texas. Crime Prevention and Community Safety.
  • Jennings, Wesley G., Maldonado-Molina, Mildred M., Fenimore, Danielle M., Piquero, Alex R., Bird, Hector, & Canino, Gloria. (2018). The linkage between mental health, delinquency, and trajectories of delinquency: Results from the Boricua Youth Study. Journal of Criminal Justice.
  • Jennings, Wesley G., Song, H., Kim, J., Fenimore, Danielle M., & Piquero, Alex R. (2017). An Examination of Bullying and Physical Health Problems in Adolescence among South Korean Youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Book Chapters, Encyclopedia Entries, and Other Publications:

  • Fenimore, Danielle M. (2020). “What I Wish I Had Known as a New Graduate Student.” The Graduate College at Texas State University Blog.
  • Fenimore, Danielle M., & Jennings, Wesley G. (2020). “Recidivism Research”. In J.C. Barnes & D. Forde (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Malden: MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Fenimore, Danielle M., & Jennings, Wesley G. (2020). “Research, Developmental and Life-Course”. In J.C. Barnes & D. Forde (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Malden: MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Research Reports:

  • Fenimore, Danielle M., Barnum, Jeremy, Woods, Dulani, Vermeer, Michael J.D., & Jackson, Brian. (forthcoming). Blockchain Technologies and Law Enforcement: Identifying High-Priority Needs for Law Enforcement Interactions with Blockchain and Cryptocurrency within the Next Five Years.
  • Fenimore, Danielle M., Barnum, Jeremy, Sousa, Bill, & Sitar, Siara. (forthcoming). Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants: A Forum on Promising Practices and Research Initiatives. Submitted to: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP).
  • Fenimore, Danielle M. (2021). An Assessment of the Shelby County District Attorney’s Community Prosecution Program. Submitted to: Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Iratzoqui, Amaia, Madden, Angela, & Fenimore, Danielle M. (2020). Evaluating the effectiveness of domestic violence services in Memphis and Shelby County. Submitted to: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs.
  • Madden, Angela, Helms, James “Max,” & Fenimore, Danielle M. (2020). A limited evaluation of the Shelby County Mental Health Court. Submitted to: the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP) & the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TNDMHSAS).

Grants and Fellowships

On-going grants:

  • Principal Investigator, 2021. Managing Protests: A National Study of Police Policies and Practices. National Institute of Justice. (Funded, 2022). Amount: $600,000.
  • Principal Investigator, added 2021. Supporting Innovation: Field initiated Programs to Improve Officer and Public Safety. Bureau of Justice Assistance. (Funded, 2019). Amount: $500,000.
  • Principal Investigator, added 2021. Cocooning and Procedural Justice Dialectics: A Clustered Randomized Field Trial to Assess Crime Reduction and Citizen Perspectives Using Two Evidence-Based Programs in Tucson, AZ. National Institute of Justice.(Funded, 2017). Amount: $855,860.

Completed grants:

  • Key Research Personnel, 2020. Evaluating available shelter and domestic violence services in Memphis/Shelby County. (Funded).

Courses Taught

Statistics for Criminal Justice (Texas State University)

Courts and the Criminal Process (Radford University)


Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, 2020, Texas State University

M.A. in Criminal Justice, 2015, Radford University

B.A. in Criminal Justice (Minors in Spanish and Forensic Studies), 2012, Radford University

B.S. in Anthropological Sciences (conc. Forensic Anthropology), 2012, Radford University