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Kate Fox

Faculty Profile: Kate Fox, Ph.D

Criminology and Criminal Justice



Office: UCENT 619

Phone: 602-496-2347


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Assistant Professor
University of Utah, B.A
University of Florida, M.A, Ph.D

ASU at the Downtown Campus
Criminology and Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Ave. Ste.600
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Kate Fox received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Florida in 2009. She served three years on faculty at the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University before joining Arizona State University in 2012. Her areas of expertise include crime victimization, gangs, theory, and research methods. She recently served as Principal Investigator on a grant-funded program evaluation for incarcerated youth gang members in Houston (Texas Department of Juvenile Justice & Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention). Much of her current research extends crime theories to understand victimization.  Her work has recently appeared in Criminology, Justice QuarterlyCriminal Justice & BehaviorJournal of Criminal JusticeJournal of Interpersonal Violence, and Aggression and Violent Behavior.

Classes Taught

  • CRJ 519 - Seminar on Victimization
  • CRJ 494 - Victimology
  • CRJ 403 - Victims and the Criminal Justice System
  • CRJ 302 - Research Methods
  • CRJ 100 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System


Research Interests

  • Crime victimization (e.g., violent, interpersonal, stalking)
  • Gangs
  • Research methods (e.g., research design, measurement, data collection, and analysis)


Recent Publications

  • Nobles, Matt R., Reyns, Brad, Fox, Kate A., & Fisher, Bonnie S. (forthcoming). Comparing cyberstalking and traditional stalking victimization using a nationally representative sample. Justice Quarterly.
  • Pratt, Travis, Turanovic, Jill, Fox, Kate A., & Wright, Kevin. (2014). Self-control and victimization: A meta-analysis. Criminology, 52, 87-116.
  • Fox, Kate A. (December, 2013). New developments and implications for understanding the victimization of gang members.  Violence and Victims, 28, 1015-1040.
  • Nobles, Matt R., Fox, Kate A., Khey, David, & Lizotte, Alan. (2013). Community and campus crime: A geospatial examination of the Clery Act. Crime & Delinquency, 59, 1131-1156.
  • Fox, Kate A., Lane, Jodi, & Akers, Ronald L. (2013). Understanding gang membership and crime victimization among jail inmates: A test of self-control theory. Crime & Delinquency, 59,764-787.
  • Nobles, Matt R., & Fox, Kate A. (2013). Assessing stalking behaviors in a control balance theory framework. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 40, 737-762.
  • Lane, Jodi. & Fox, Kate A. (2013). Fear of property, violent, and gang crime: Examining the shadow of sexual assault thesis among male and female offenders.  Criminal Justice & Behavior 40, 472-496 (lead article).


Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

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