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Jose Ashford

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Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3920
Research Interests

Recidivism prevention 

Treatment of offenders

Immaturity and culpability assessments

Mental Health

Mitigation of punishment 

Publications
  • Ashford, J.B. (in press). Security and maturity interactions: Testing fragile distinctions in law and in practice with micro-sociological propositions. Studi di Sociologia.
  • Ashford, J.B., LeCroy, C.W., Williams, L.  (2018).  Human behavior in the social environment: A multidimensional perspective (6th edition). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. 
  • Gallagher, J.M., & Ashford, J.B. (2016). Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ): Testing alternative measurement models with assaultive misdemeanor offenders.  Criminal Justice & Behavior, 43, 1639-1652.
  • Ashford, J.B. (2015) (Associate Editor).  Social Workers' Desk Reference (3rd Edition). New York: Oxford University Press. 
  • Ashford, J.B. (2015). Making a case for life: Methods of investigation in death-penalty mitigation.  In K. Corcoran &A. b. Roberts (Editors-in-Chief).  Social Workers desk reference.  (pp.1159-1164).  New York: Oxford University Press. 
  • Ashford, J.B. (2015). The changing face of forensic social work practice.  In K. Corcoran and A. Roberts (Editors-in-Chief).  Social workers'desk reference.  (pp. 1115-1120). New York: Oxford University Press. 
  • Shaffer, M.S., & Ashford, J.B. (2015).  Social workers in offender diversion.  In K. Corcoran (Editor-in-Chief). 
  • Ashford, J.B. Forensic social work. Oxford Bibliography: Social Work (2013). Social workers' desk rreference. (pp. 1145-1150). New York: Oxford University Press. 
  • Ashford, J.B. Death penalty mitigation: A handbook for mitigation specialists, investigators, social scientist, and lawyers. (with M. Kupferberg). (2013).
  • Ashford, J.B., & LeCroy, C. W. Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective. (2013).
  • Ashford, J.B., Fitzharris, B. , Diggs,N. Case-management relationships and a recovery orientation: A consumer survey of class members in the Arnold case. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (2010).
  • Ashford, J.B., & LeCroy, C. W. Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective . (2010).
  • Roberts, A., Allen-Meares,P. Ashford, J.B. et. al. Social Workers' Desk Reference. (2009).
  • Jose Ashford. Comparing the Effects of Judicial Versus CPS Case Relationships on Parental Attitudes in the Juvenile Dependency Process. Research on Social Work Practice (2006).
  • Jose Ashford, J. Holschuh. Fairness Issues in Law and Mental Health: Directions for Social Work Research. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (2006).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry, LeCroy, C. W., Lorite, K. Instructor’s Manual: Human Behavior in the Social Environment A Multidimensional Perspective. (2006).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry, LeCroy, C. W., Lortie, K. L. Human Behavior in The Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective. (2006).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry. Preface. Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective (2005).
  • Jose Ashford. Treating Substance Abusing Parents: A Study of the Pima County Family Drug Court. Juvenile and Family Court Journal (2004).
  • Jose Ashford, R. Faith. Testing Models of Justice and Trust: A Study of Mediation in Dependency Disputes. Social Work Research (2004).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry, LeCroy, C. W., Lortie, K. L. Human Behavior in The Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective. (2001).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry, Lortie, K. L., LeCroy, C. W. Instructor’s Manual: Human Behavior in the Social Environment A Multidimensional Perspective. (2001).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry. Introduction. Treating Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs (2001).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry,Sales, B. D.,LeCroy, C. W. Aftercare, and Recidivism Prevention. Treating Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs (2001).
  • Ashford, Jose Barry,Sales, B. D.,Reid, W. Political, Legal, and Professional Challenges to Treating Offenders with Special Needs. Treating Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs (2001).
Research Activity
  • Ashford,Jose Barry*. Work Investment Act Youth Study. Maricopa HSD(5/1/2013 - 8/25/2014).
  • Ashford,Jose Barry*. Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of the Maricopa County Human Service Department's CommunityJustice Services Program. MARICOPA CNTY(7/1/2011 - 12/31/2013).
  • Ashford,Jose Barry*. NIMH CLINICAL TRAINING. HHS-NIH-NIMH(7/1/1991 - 6/30/1992).
  • Ashford,Jose Barry*. NIMH CLINICAL TRAINING. HHS-NIH-NIMH(7/1/1990 - 6/30/1991).
  • Ashford,Jose Barry*. NIMH CLINICAL TRAINING. HHS-NIH-NIMH(9/30/1989 - 6/30/1990).
  • Ashford,Jose Barry*. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ASSESSMENT STUDY. AZ DEPT OF CORRECTIONS(9/30/1986 - 10/1/1988).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 526Mental Health/Sentencing
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 460Legal Issues in Social Work
SWG 560Legal Issues in Social Work
SWG 606Assessment of Mental Disorders
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 460Legal Issues in Social Work
SWG 526Mental Health/Sentencing
SWG 560Legal Issues in Social Work
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 606Assessment of Mental Disorders
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 606Assessment of Mental Disorders
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 606Assessment of Mental Disorders
Presentations
  • Gallagher, J. M. & Ashford, J. B. Short, Reliable, and Population Tested: Support for using the brief version of the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire with Assaultive Offenders. National Organizaton of Forensic Social Wor. New York, New York (Jul 2014).
  • J. B. Ashford. Bridging the cultural divide: Applying life course theory and principles to the Harris case. Maricopa County Public Defender and Superior Court of Maricopa County (Apr 2014).
  • Ashford, J.B. Desafios en la evaluation de las iniciativas socio-educativos: Un metodo teorica. Semenario III: Porjecto Ninez Sin Rejas (Oct 2011).
  • Ashford, J.B. Reflexion sobre los avances y desafios del poyecto Ninez Sin Rejas en los cinco paises de intervention: Restitutcion de las conclusiones de la evaluacion. Semario III: Projecto Ninez Sin Rejas (Oct 2011).
  • Ashford, J.B. Managing violence and criminal risk. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (May 2010).
  • Ashford, Jose, Balaam, Maureen, Oliveira, Leonel, Weaver, Linda, Wong, Kai. Reducing Recidivism in Mentally Ill Offenders. National Gains Center Conference
  • Ashford, Jose. Linking the Social and Cultural Sciences to the Mitigation of Criminal. Annual Arizona Public Defenders Association Conference
  • Ashford, Jose. Re-Entry Symposium at the Gains Center National Conference
  • Ashford, Jose. The Punitive Controlling Subject and the Visual. Invitational Workshop on Imagining Social Justice across Disciplinary Boundaries
  • Ashford, Jose. Discharge Planning Strategies for Mentally Ill Offenders. National Conference on Correctional Health Care
Service
  • The Arizona Justice Project, Consultant (2014 - Present)
  • State v. Samantha Allen, Expert witness (2014 - Present)
  • Law & Society Review, Reviewer of an article on sentencing (2014 - Present)
  • Social Intelligence Institute, Member (2014 - Present)
  • City of Phoenix Prosecutor, Consultant (2014 - Present)
  • Transdisciplinary research initiative in Community Prosecution, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • Offender treatment work-group, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Systems reform task force for the City of Phoenix, Evaluator (2014 - Present)
  • Evaluating Expert in the Penalty Phase of Jimenez v. Arizona, Expert Witness (2006 - Present)
  • Consulting Expert in the Penalty Phase of the Case of Arizona v. Williams, Expert Witness (2006 - Present)
  • Consulting Expert for the Superior Court of Arizona, Office of the Monitor in the Arnold v. Sarn Case, Expert Witness (2005 - Present)
  • Mitigation Consultant for the Penalty Phase of the Case of Arizona v. Sojka, Expert Witness (2004 - Present)
  • Reviewer - Journal Advances in Social Work (2003 - Present)
  • Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority, Member - Cultural Competency Committee for ValueOptions (2003 - Present)
  • Editorial Board - Social Work (2001 - Present)
  • Mercer: Government Human Services Consulting in the Phoenix and San Francisco Offices, Consultant (2001 - Present)
  • Arizona v. Maugaotega, Expert witness (2011 - 2014)
  • Chair of Director's Search Committee School of Social Work, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • MSW Foundation committee., Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Office of Forensic Social Work Research and Training, Director (2007 - 2013)
  • Oxford University Press., Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • California University Press., Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Advisory Committee of the Juvenile Court, Member (2010 - 2013)
  • El Centro: Journal of Puerto Rican Studies, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Law and Society Review, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • California University Press., Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Arizona v. Hernandez, Consulting expert. (2011 - 2013)
  • School of Social Work Curriculum Committee, Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Criminal Justice & Behavior, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Evaluation Review, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Oregon Youth Authority, Consulting expert (2012 - 2012)
  • Oxford Bibliography: Social Work, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Fordham University, Tenure Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Morales v. Arizona, Consulting expert (2010 - 2012)
  • Law and Society Review, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Love v. Banner Health et. al., Expert witness (2011 - 2012)
  • Technical Assistance Collaboration, Statistical expert (2011 - 2011)
  • MSW Foundation Committee, Chair (2010 - 2011)
  • Arizona v. Farinas, Expert witness (2010 - 2011)
  • Society for Social Work Research & Abstracts, Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Curriculum transition committee., Co-chair (2008 - 2009)
  • Graduate Faculty Implementation Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Editorial Board - Journal Research on Social Work Practice (2002 - 2006)
  • Associate Editor - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (2001 - 2006)
  • United States District Court of Arizona, Expert Witness (2005)
  • Society for Social Work and Research, Presidential Task Force on Publications (PTFP) (2005)
  • American Psychological Association, Book Reviewer (2005)
  • Reviewer - Journal of Research on Crime & Delinquency (2004)
  • National Association of Social Workers, Editorial Board (2004)
  • Education Committee of the Arizona Mental Health Association, Chair (2004)
  • Mitigation Consultant for the Penalty Phase of the Case of Arizona v. Page, Expert Witness (2003 - 2004)
  • Reviewer - Journal Law & Society Review (2003)
  • College of Public Programs, Faculty Senate Representative (2001 - 2002)
  • President’s Advisory Group, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • American College of Mental Health Administrators (ACMHA), Task Force (2002)
  • Honorable Barbara Mundell’s Special Task Force on Mental Illness, Member (2001)
  • Expert Witness - Penalty Phase of the Capital Case of Arizona v. Sanchez, Expert Witness (2001)
  • Expert Witness in Penalty Phase of the Capital Case of Arizona v. Sanchez, Expert Witness (2001)
  • Superior Court Mental Health Task Force, Member (2001)
  • Reviewer - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare (2000)
  • Expert Witness in Sentencing Hearing of the Case of Arizona v. Shelton, Expert Witness (2000)
  • July, 2000 Expert Witness in Penalty Phase of the Capital Case of Arizona v. Bautista, Expert Witness (2000)
  • Penalty Phase of the Capital Case of Arizona v. Bautista, Expert Witness (2000)
  • Performed over 350 Court Ordered Evaluations, Expert Witness (Present)