New Faculty: Kate Fox

Dr. Kate Fox joined the College as Assistant Professor in the fall of 2009. She previously taught at the University of Florida. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Criminal Justice, American Journal of Criminal Justice, the Security Journal, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Dr. Fox's most recent article, which appeared in Justice Quarterly, explores the career dimensions of stalking. "I looked at the life course perspective of stalking victimization and perpetration by analyzing data from a web-based survey of college students." The findings from this study indicated that 27% of the students were stalking victims whereas only 6% admitted to perpetrating stalking. While stalking victims experienced an average of seven stalking behaviors and perpetrators committed an average of four stalking behaviors during a single episode, very few of the students experienced or committed multiple episodes stalking. Additionally, stalking victims were significantly likely to be victimized by sexual assault and intimate partner violence. In addition to crime victimization, her research interests include gangs, corrections, fear of crime, and research methods.

Dr. Fox is currently teaching CJ 480, Victimology. "The victimology class is an overview of crime victimization," she says. "So we focus on a number of different issues including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, hate crime, elder abuse, and environmental crime victimization."

Dr. Fox earned her Ph.D. in 2009 and her M.A. in 2006, both in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Florida. She also earned a B.S. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Corrections from the University of Utah in 2004.

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