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Kate Fox

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Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Programs
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 4420

Kate Fox received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Florida in 2009.  She served three years on faculty of the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University before joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 2012.  Fox is Director of the Research on Violence against American Indians Lab.  Her research focuses primarily on crime victimization, particularly among underserved populations, including American Indian women, offenders and inmates, and migrant women.  Her research examines violent victimization, domestic violence, stalking, family violence, and female genital mutilation, among other forms of victimization.  Within these research domains, her work examines the needs of victims, the effectiveness of programs, and theoretical explanations for victimization. 


Fox is currently partnering with American Indian leaders across the state of Arizona as part of the recently passed HB2570, which involves the creation of a Study Committee to examine the murder and missing of Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).  Fox is also co-Investigator on a $1M project funded by the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Women’s Health, which is a large-scale data collection effort to understand and improve the health care needs of Somali refugee women who have experienced female genital cutting/mutilation.  As part of this project, over 800 Somali women were surveyed about a variety of issues related to their own genital mutilation, including health care experiences and needs as well as their perceptions and cultural beliefs about female genital cutting.  


Her work recently published in top-tier journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence & Victims.


Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida 2009




Research Interests
  • Crime victimization (e.g., violent, interpersonal, domestic violence, stalking)
  • Research methods (e.g., research design, measurement, data collection)


Fox, Kate A., Lane, Jodi & Turner, Susan. (2018). Encountering correctional populations: A practical guide for researchers. University of California Press.


Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Ward, Jeff, Ray, James, & Fox, Kate A. (forthcoming, 2018). Exploring Differences in Self-Control across Sex, Race, Age, Education, and Language: Considering a Bifactor MIMIC Model. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Spooner, Kallee, Pyrooz, David, Webb, Vince, & Fox, Kate A. (2017). Recidivism among juveniles in a multi-component gang reentry program: Findings from a program evaluation in Harris County, Texas. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 13, 275-285.

Fox, Kate A. (2016). Gangs, gender, and violent victimization. Victims & Offenders, 12, 43-70.

Fox, Kate A., & Shjarback,** John. (2016). What works to reduce victimization? A systematic evaluation. Violence & Victims, 31, 285-319.

Fox, Kate A., Nobles, Matt R., & Lane, Jodi. (2016). Control balance behind bars: Testing the generality of Tittle’s theory among incarcerated men and women. Crime & Delinquency, 62, 925-953.

Reyns, Brad W., Henson, Billy, Fisher, Bonnie S., Fox, Kate A., & Nobles, Matt R. (2016). A gendered lifestyle-routine activity approach to explaining stalking victimization in Canada. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 1719-1743.

Fox, Kate A., Nobles, Matt R., & Fisher, Bonnie. (2016). A multi-theoretical framework to assess gendered stalking victimization: The utility of self-control, social learning, and control balance theories. Justice Quarterly, 33, 319-347.

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 519Seminar on Victimization
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 613Qualitative Methods
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 403Victims and the Criminal Jus
CRJ 601Seminar, Criminological Theory
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 403Victims and the Criminal Jus
CRJ 514Seminar in Corrections
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 601Seminar, Criminological Theory
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 403Victims and the Criminal Jus
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 270Community Relations Jus System
CRJ 403Victims and the Criminal Jus
CRJ 601Seminar, Criminological Theory
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CRJ 302Research Methods
CRJ 403Victims and the Criminal Jus
Honors / Awards


2016                ASU Anne Schneider Faculty Endowment Community Research Award

2014                American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing

Distinguished New Scholar Award

2014                Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Victimology Section New Scholar Award

2010                Sage Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award

2008                Howard Hughes Medical Institute Graduate Student Paper Award

2006                Justice Research and Statistics Association Student Paper Award

2005                National Women in Federal Law Enforcement Scholarship

2004                Michael Corey Award for Outstanding Departmental Service, University of Utah


Editorial Board Member

2015-Present   Journal of School Violence

2014-Present   Victims & Offenders

2012-2017       Journal of Criminal Justice

2011-Present   Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Professional Associations

Professional Memberships

American Society of Criminology

           Division of Victimology

           Division of Corrections & Sentencing

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

            Victimology Section

Western Society of Criminology

World Society of Victimology

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Student Committees

Arizona State University

Dissertation Chair

            Kyle Meditz (in progress)

            Analisa Gagnon (in progress)

Dissertation Committee Member

Melanie Taylor (Ph.D. received Spring 2013)

Doctoral Supervisory Chair

            Analisa Gagnon (in progress)

            Kyle Meditz (in progress)

Doctoral Supervisory Committee Member

            John Shjarback (Spring 2016)

Master’s Thesis Committee Member

            Natasha Khade (Spring 2016)

            Allyson Roy (Spring 2014)

            Alex Whiteside (Spring 2014)

Master’s Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium Fellowship Chair

            Angela Robin (2017-2018)

Undergraduate Barrett Honor’s Thesis Committee Chair

            Aleasa Guerra (Spring 2016)

Undergraduate Barrett Honor’s Thesis Committee Member

            Hannah Eubanks (in progress)

            Leeda Nayibzada (Spring 2016)

            Alisys Benado Smasch (Spring 2014)

Sam Houston State University

Doctoral Student Portfolio Member

           Maria Kopel (Spring 2012)

           Robin Jackson (Summer 2012)

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair

           Alejandro Ferrer (Summer 2012)

Master’s Thesis Committee Member

           Molly Smith (Spring 2012)

           Candace Garcia (Summer 2012)

           Esther Boyd (Spring 2012)

Outside Member/Reader

Doctoral Student Dissertation Outside Member

            Erica Fissel, University of Cincinnati (2017)


Work History


2015-Present   Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

2012-2015       Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

2009-2012       Assistant Professor, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University

2006-2009       Instructor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida 


Service to the Profession

        American Society of Criminology Service

2017-2019       Division of Victimology, Executive Counselor

2017-2019       Division of Corrections and Sentencing, Executive Counselor

2015                ASC Program Committee Member

2015                Division of Corrections and Sentencing, Awards Committee, Member

2012-2017       Division of Victimology, Executive Board member

2012-2017       Division of Victimology, Secretary

2012-2017       Division of Victimology Membership Committee, Co-Chair

2013                Division of Corrections and Sentencing, Student Paper Award, Chair

2012-Present   Student Awards Committee, Member

2012                Division of Corrections and Sentencing, Dissertation Award, Chair

2011-2013       Division of Corrections and Sentencing, Executive Counselor

2011                Program Committee, Victimization Patterns and Trends subarea

2011-2012       Teaching Committee Member

2011                Division of Corrections and Sentencing, Dissertation Award Committee

2010                Division of Corrections and Sentencing, Outreach Committee

2010                Division of Women and Crime, Membership Committee

           Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

2018                ACJS Program Committee Section Chair, Victimology

University Service

           Arizona State University

2017-2018       Senate Online Education Task Force, Member

2017-2018       College of Public Service and Community Solutions Anne Larason Schneider Faculty Endowment Award, Committee Member

2016                Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair

2015-2016       College Standards Committee

2015-2017       Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee Member

2015-2016       Comprehensive Exam Committee Member

2013-2015       Criminal Justice Systems Comprehensive Exams Committee Member

2013                University Senate


             Sam Houston State University

2011                Created crime victimization brochures to promote university student awareness and prevention about stalking and dating violence

2010-2012       Annual Fund Committee Member

2010-2012       Drug and Alcohol Summit, Committee Member

2011-2012       “Year of the Undergraduate” Committee, Member

2010-2011       Search Committee Member

2010                Reducing Irresponsible Drinking & Driving, Committee Member

2009-2011       Ad hoc Committee on Victim Studies, Member



Manuscript Reviewer

Crime & Delinquency

Criminal Justice and Behavior


Feminist Criminology

International Criminal Justice Review

International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology

Journal of Crime and Justice

Journal of Criminal Justice

Journal of Early Adolescence

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Journal of School Violence

Journal of Quantitative Criminology

Justice Quarterly

Social Problems

Victims & Offenders

Violence & Victims

Western Criminology Review

Youth & Society

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice


Grant Reviewer

National Science Foundation – Law and Social Sciences Division

University of South Carolina Research Mentorship Grant Reviewer


Book Reviewer

Jones & Bartlett (2011-2012); Oxford University Press (2012, 2014); Sage Publications (2011-2012)