Faculty Profile for Dr. Ashley Arnio

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Dr. Ashley Arnio
Associate Professor — School of Criminal Justice & Criminology
phone: (512) 245-3524

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ashley N. Arnio is an Associate Professor at Texas State University. She joined the faculty in 2014 after earning her Ph.D. in criminology from Florida State University. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of communities and crime and law and social control. Her work in these areas has led to studies explaining patterns in crime (street crimes, sex trafficking, and mortgage fraud) and differences in criminal justice response (including officer-involved shootings, imprisonment, and the use of pretrial detention).

Teaching Interests

Race, Class and Gender Intersections and Inequalities; Corrections; Research Methods; Data Management and Analysis

Research Interests

Communities and Crime, Law and Social Control, Spatial Data Analysis

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Morgan, M. A., Logan, M. W., & Arnio, A. N. (2021). Hazardous duty: Investigating resistance to police at the point of arrest among incarcerated military veterans. Armed Forces & Society. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1177/0095327X211042061
  • Arnio, A. N. (2021). Examining the effects of neighborhood contextual factors on officer-involved shootings. Justice Quarterly, 38(4), 226–252. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2019.1679862
  • Ranson, J. W. A., Arnio, A. N., & Baumer, E. P. (2019). Extending research on neighborhoods and crime: An examination of mortgage fraud across Chicago census tracts. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 35(3), 435–460. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-018-9392-y
  • Mletzko, D., Summers, L., & Arnio, A. N. (2018). Spatial patterns of urban sex trafficking. Journal of Criminal Justice, 58, 87–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.07.008
  • Baumer, E. P., Ranson, J. W. A., Arnio, A. N., Fulmer, A., & De Zilwa, S. (2017). Illuminating a dark side of the American dream: Assessing the prevalence and predictors of mortgage fraud across U.S. counties. American Journal of Sociology, 123(2), 549–603.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Program for Excellence in Teaching Conference Travel Award, Texas State University. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Support Award, Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2005

Selected Grants

  • Arnio, A. N. (Principal). Increasing research mentoring opportunities in the College of Applied Arts, College of Applied Arts Learning Community Grant, Texas State University, $10000. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: September 1, 2021 - May 1, 2023). Grant.
  • Arnio, A. N. (Principal). Police use of deadly force in the Lone Star State, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $7063. (Submitted: October 2015, Funded: January 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017). Grant.
  • Arnio, A. N. (Principal). Addressing inequality in the criminal justice system: Mapping the pretrial population in Bexar County, TX, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: January 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Suspension Appeals Committee, Faculty Senate
Honor Code Council
Sub-Area Chair
Neighborhoods and Communities, 2022 ASC Program Committee
Search Committee for Assistant Professor
Sub-Area Chair
Macro-Structural, 2020 ASC Program Committee