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Kristy Holtfreter

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Professor and Director of Master's Programs
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Biography

Dr. Kristy Holtfreter is Professor and Director of Master's Programs in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Professor Holtfreter earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2004. She is the author of more than fifty refereed articles and numerous reports to agencies of government. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Criminology and Public Policy, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and the Journal of Financial Crime. Dr. Holtfreter is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of female offending and victimization, financial crimes and criminological theory. She is currently serving as a Technical Review Panelist for the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) redesign efforts and is a member of the Stanford University Financial Fraud Research Center's Fraud Taxonomy Work Group. She is currently serving as Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime. In June 2018, she will take over as Editor of Feminist Criminology, the official journal of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Women and Crime.

Education

Ph.D. 2004 Criminal Justice, Michigan State University.

M.S. 1999 Criminal Justice, Michigan State University.

B.A. 1997 Psychology, University of Washington. Minor: Society and Justice.

Research Interests

Gender and Crime, Correctional Programming, White-Collar Crime, Victimization

Publications

Reisig, Michael D., and Kristy Holtfreter (2018). The victim-offender overlap in late adulthood. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect.  DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2018.1426512

Daniels, Ana Z., and Kristy Holtfreter (2018). Moving beyond depression and anger: The effects of anxiety and envy on maladaptive coping. Deviant Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2017.1422457 

Somers, Logan J., and Kristy Holtfreter (2018). Gender and mental health: An examination of procedural justice in a specialized court context. Behavioral Sciences & the Law. DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2325 

Pusch, Natasha, and Kristy Holtfreter (2018). Gender and risk-assessment in juvenile offenders: A meta-analysis. Criminal Justice & Behavior 45 (1): 56-81. 

Holtfreter, Kristy, Michael D. Reisig, and Jillian J. Turanovic (2017). Depression and infrequent participation in social activities among older adults: The moderating role of high-quality familial social ties. Aging & Mental Health 21 (4): 379-388. 

Research Activity

Principal Investigator, Perceptions of scientific misconduct in the natural and social sciences: Phase 2. United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2016-2018. ($524,680). Co-PI: Michael D. Reisig.

Principal Investigator, Perceptions of scientific misconduct in the natural and social sciences: Phase 1. United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2015-16. ($115,813). Co-PIs: Michael D. Reisig and Travis C. Pratt.

Principal Investigator, Financial exploitation of the elderly in a consumer context. United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, 2011-2012. ($393,174). Co-PIs: Michael D. Reisig and Daniel P. Mears.

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 515Seminar in Women and Crime
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 513Seminar in Courts & Sentencing
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
CRJ 606Adv Topics-Theoretical Crimin
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 516Seminar in Crim Jus Org & Mgmt
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
CRJ 612Adv Topics in Race, Gender&CJ
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 590Reading and Conference
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 580Practicum
CRJ 590Reading and Conference
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 513Seminar in Courts & Sentencing
CRJ 590Reading and Conference
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 590Reading and Conference
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 515Seminar in Women and Crime
CRJ 590Reading and Conference
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 516Seminar in Crim Jus Org & Mgmt
CRJ 590Reading and Conference
CRJ 592Research
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
CRJ 599Thesis
CRJ 792Research
CRJ 795Continuing Registration
CRJ 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 606Adv Topics-Theoretical Crimin
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 602Seminar, CJ Policy & Practice
Presentations
  • Kristy Holtfreter and Katelyn A. Wattanaporn. The consequences of identity theft victimization: Evidence from a national probability sample. American Society of Criminology (Nov 2014).
  • D'Andre Walker and Kristy Holtfreter. The effects of adolescent motherhood on depression. American Society of Criminology meeting (Nov 2014).
  • Kristy Holtfreter. White-collar and corporate crime. European Society of Criminology meeting (Sep 2014).
  • Kristy Holtfreter, Michael D. Reisig, and Jillian J. Turanovic. The consequences of victimization in late adulthood: An examination of the direct and conditional effects of depression on social isolation. European Society of Criminology meeting (Sep 2014).
  • Kristy Holtfreter. Specific social groups victimization. European Society of Criminology meeting (Sep 2014).
  • Daniel P. Mears, Michael D. Reisig, Samuel Scaggs, and Kristy Holtfreter. Awareness among the elderly of efforts to reduce fraud victimization. American Society of Criminology meting (Nov 2013).
  • Kristy Holtfreter and Michael D. Reisig. Routine activities and identity theft victimization in late adulthood. American Society of Criminology meting (Nov 2013).
  • Scott E. Wolfe, Michael D. Reisig, and Kristy Holtfreter. Opportunity, offending, and crime analogous outcomes in late life: General routines or domain-specific opportunities. American Society of Criminology meting (Nov 2013).
  • Michael D. Reisig and Kristy Holtfreter. Explaining elderly victimization: Assault, theft, and consumer fraud. American Society of Criminology meting (Nov 2012).
  • Michael D. Reisig, Kristy Holtfreter, Daniel P. Mears, and Scott Wolfe. Financial exploitation of the elderly in a consumer context: Some preliminary findings. American Society of Criminology meting (Nov 2011).
Honors / Awards

White-Collar Crime Research Consortium Outstanding Publication Award, 2013.

White-Collar Crime Research Consortium Young Scholar Award, 2009.

American Society of Criminology Division on Women & Crime New Scholar Award, 2008.

Editorships

Guest Editor: Criminal Justice & Behavior (January 2016), Special Issue: “Procedural Justice and Legitimacy across the Criminal Justice System.”

Editorial Advisory Boards: Social Science Research Network, Financial Fraud eJournal (since 2016); Criminal Justice & Behavior (since 2015); Oxford University Press (since 2015); Criminology & Public Policy (2008-2014); Journal of Criminal Justice Education (2008-2011).

Professional Associations

Chair, American Society of Criminology Division on White-Collar and Corporate Crime, 2016-18.

Section Chair, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2017-18.

Sub Area Chair, American Society of Criminology Program Committee, 2018.

Vice-President: White-Collar Crime Research Consortium, 2015-16.

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Doctoral

Ian Punnett, ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Spring 2017 (Committee Member).

Eryn O’Neal, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Fall 2015 (Committee Member).

Janne Gaub, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2015 (Chair).

Jillian Turanovic, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2015 (Committee Member).

Natalie Ortiz, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2014 (Committee Member).

Phillip Mulvey, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Fall 2013 (Committee Member).

Scott Wolfe, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2012 (Committee Member).

Briana Fields, ASU Clinical Psychology, Spring 2010 (Committee Member).

William Stadler, University of Cincinnati Criminal Justice, Summer 2010 (Committee Member).

Yessenia Castro, FSU Clinical Psychology, Spring 2008 (Committee Member).

Masters

Norah Ylang, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Summer 2016 (Chair).

Logan Somers, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2016 (Chair).

Natasha Pusch, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2016 (Chair).

Ryan Mays, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2016 (Committee Member).

Ana Zuniga, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Summer 2015 (Chair).

Stacy Bain, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2015 (Committee Member).

Alexandria Whiteside, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2014 (Committee Member).

Katelyn Wattanaporn, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2014 (Committee Member).

D’Andre Walker, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2014 (Co-Chair).

Christopher Simmon, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Fall 2012 (Chair).

Stacey Smith, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Summer 2012 (Committee Member).

Lisa Dario, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2010 (Committee Member).

Melinda Tasca, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2009 (Committee Member).

Jana Benson, FSU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2008 (Chair)

Daniel Johns, FSU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Fall 2006 (Chair).

Bachelors Honors

Christine White, ASU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Spring 2012 (Committee Member).

Christina Shovlin, FSU English/Criminology, Spring 2008 (Committee Member).

Jennifer Steadham, FSU Psychology, Spring 2008 (Committee Member).

Gina Killeen, FSU Criminology & Criminal Justice, Summer 2007 (Chair).

Amanda Gallagher, FSU Psychology, Spring 2005 (Committee Member).

Service

Member, National Academy of Sciences Panel on Corporate Criminal Justice, 2015.

Member, Fraud Taxonomy Workgroup, Stanford University Financial Fraud Research Center, 2015

Technical Review Panelist, National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign, 2014-2017.