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Kristy Holtfreter

Biography

Dr. Kristy Holtfreter is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Professor Holtfreter earned the Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2004. She is the author of more than thirty 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. In 2007, she was named one of the Rising Female Stars in the field of criminology. She is the recipient of the 2008 New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime and the 2009 winner of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium’s Young Scholar Award.

Research Interests

Gender and Crime, Fraud Victimization, White-Collar Crime, Law and Society

Publications
  • Nicholas Walker and Kristy Holtfreter. Applying criminological theory to academic fraud. Journal of Financial Crime (2015).
  • Daniel P. Mears, Michael D. Reisig, Samuel Scaggs, and Kristy Holtfreter. Efforts to reduce consumer fraud victimization among the elderly: The effect of information access on program awareness and contact. Crime & Delinquency (2014).
  • Holtfreter, Kristy, Michael D. Reisig, Daniel P. Mears and Scott E. Wolfe. FINAL REPORT: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in a Consumer Context. National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (2014).
  • Katelyn A. Wattanaporn and Kristy Holtfreter. The impact of feminist pathways research on gender responsive policy and practice. Feminist Criminology (2014).
  • Kristy Holtfreter and Katelyn A. Wattanaporn. The Transition from Prison to Community Initiative: An evaluation of gender responsiveness for female offender reentry. Criminal Justice & Behavior (2014).
  • Kristy Holtfreter. Fraud victimization. The Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice (2014).
  • Kristy Holtfreter. White-collar and corporate crime. The Oxford Handbook on Gender, Sex, and Crime (2014).
  • Kristy Holtfreter. Gender and ‘other people’s money’: An analysis of white-collar offender sentencing. Women & Criminal Justice (2013).
  • Michael D. Reisig and Kristy Holtfreter. Shopping fraud victimization among the elderly. Journal of Financial Crime (2013).
  • Xia Wang and Kristy Holtfreter. The effects of corporation- and industry-level strain and opportunity on corporate crime. Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency (2012).
  • Michael D. Reisig, Scott E. Wolfe, and Kristy Holtfreter. Legal cynicism, legitimacy, and criminal offending: The nonconfounding effect of low self-control. Criminal Justice & Behavior (2011).
Research Activity
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
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 515Seminar in Women and Crime
CRJ 595Continuing Registration
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).
Service
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2015 - Present)
  • Fraud Taxonomy Workgroup, Invited Member (2015 - Present)
  • National Crime Victimization Survey Technical Review Panel, Invited Member (2014 - Present)
  • Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • Awards Committee, Member (2011 - Present)
  • Awards Committee, Member (2011 - Present)
  • The Arizona Republic, Interviewed about AZ bill proposing that faculty be allowed to carry weapons (2011 - Present)
  • Criminology & Public Policy, Editorial Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Faculty Recruitment Committee, Chair (2014 - 2016)
  • The True Impact of Fraud: A Roundtable of Experts, Invited Participant (2014 - 2015)
  • Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Doctoral Program, Discussant (2014 - 2014)
  • Social Forces, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • American Society of Criminology Program Committee, Area Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Doctoral Program, Panelist (2014 - 2014)
  • Studies in Higher Education, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Computer Mediate Communication, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Doctoral Program, Discussant (2014 - 2014)
  • Feminist Criminology, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Peer Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Oxford University Press, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Justice Quarterly, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Security Journal, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Faculty Recruitment Committee, Chair (2012 - 2014)
  • Faculty Women's Association Executive Board, Member (2011 - 2014)
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, Member (2010 - 2014)
  • Criminal Justice & Behavior, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Criminal Justice Review, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Guest Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Phoenix Magazine, Interviewed about the NIJ-funded elderly fraud study (2014 - 2014)
  • Criminology & Public Policy, Editorial Board, Member (2007 - 2014)
  • Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • The Wall Street Journal, Interviewed about the NIJ-funded elderly fraud study (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU/Downtown Devil, Interviewed about the NIJ-funded elderly fraud study (2013 - 2013)
  • Sociological Forum, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Justice Quarterly, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Criminal Justice & Behavior, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Criminology & Public Policy, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Criminal Justice & Behavior, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • National Institute of Justice, Peer Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • European Journal of Criminology, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Feminist Criminology, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Justice Quarterly, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice Spring Summit, Participant (2013 - 2013)
  • Studies in Higher Education, Guest reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • American Society of Criminology Outstanding Article Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Criminology, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Feminist Criminology, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • European Journal of Criminology, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Portland State University, External Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Criminology, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Journal of Business Ethics in Education, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Women & Criminal Justice, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • American Sociological Review, Guest reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Psychology, Crime, & Law, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Criminal Justice & Behavior, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Criminology, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Justice Quarterly, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Social Science Computer Review, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • College of Public Programs Grievance Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Editorial Board, Member (2008 - 2011)
  • Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • European Sociological Review, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • European Sociological Review, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • American Journal of Criminal Justice, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Criminology, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Guest reviewer (2011 - 2011)