Victimology research earns criminology professor New Scholar Award

Kate Fox, assistant professor at ASU

The Victimology Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences will award its 2014 New Scholar Award to Kate Fox, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, part of the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University.

Fox’s research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of victimization, including stalking, sexual assaults and the victimization of gang members and prison inmates.

“Her work has documented in a number of contexts the important role that being a victim of crime plays in negative life events,” says Scott Decker, director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. “She has examined the impact of being a victim of crime among several groups, including victims of domestic violence, gangs and other forms of violent crime.” 

Fox joined the ASU faculty in 2012. She previously taught at Sam Houston State University, another leading criminal justice school. Fox teaches an upper division undergraduate course on victims and the criminal justice system. She has also taught a special topics course and graduate seminar on victimology.