Faculty Profile for Dr. Ashley Nicole Hewitt

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Dr. Ashley Nicole Hewitt
Assistant Professor — School of Criminal Justice & Criminology
HINE HINES ACADEMIC CENTE
phone: (512) 245-3218

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ashley N. Hewitt is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Texas State University. She joined the faculty in 2017 after earning her PhD in Criminology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Teaching Interests

Courses taught at Texas State University:

Undergraduate:
- CJ 1310: Introduction to Criminal Justice
- CJ 3347: Statistics for Criminal Justice
- CJ 4309J: Sexual Offenders and Sexual Offenses
- CJ 4331: Serial Murder

Graduate:
- CJ 5319: Crime Analysis (MSCJ)
- CJ 7350F: Environmental Criminology (PhD)

Research Interests

Dr. Hewitt's research largely applies environmental criminology to the study of sexual violence. She has additional research interests in offender and geographic profiling, offender decision-making, victim/target selection, homicide, typologies, and criminal investigations.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hewitt, A. N., Andresen, M. A., Beauregard, E., & Brantingham, P. L. (2022). Dangerous times? A routine activities examination of the temporal patterns of sexual crimes over time. Justice Quarterly, 39(1), 113–133. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2020.1856399
  • Hewitt, A. N., Beauregard, E., & Sea, J. (2021). Motivation and crime scene behavior in Korean firesetting: A new typology. Policing: An International Journal, 44(5), 756–771. https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-06-2020-0096
  • Hewitt, A. N. (2021). The importance of disaggregation in the spatial patterning of sexual crimes: A local analysis of spatial concentrations and similarities across victim and offense types. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 36, 729–742. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-021-09481-8
  • Jones, A. M., Vaughan, A. D., Roche, S. P., & Hewitt, A. N. (2021). Policing Persons in Behavioral Crises: An Experimental Test of Bystander Perceptions of Procedural Justice. Journal of Experimental Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs11292-021-09462-1
  • Chai, A., Yaksic, E., Chopin, J., Fortin, F., & Hewitt, A. N. (n.d.). Time after time: Factors predicting murder series’ duration. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Joseph D. Lohman Award, Western Society of Criminology. February 4, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 College Achievement Award for Excellence - Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University. August 20, 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2020 Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. January 2020 - May 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. December 5, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2013 Highly Commended Award Winner, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Hewitt, Ashley Nicole. Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University, $500. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Ashley Nicole. Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University, $6500. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Ashley Nicole. Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University, $500. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Ashley Nicole. Travel and Minor Research Award, Simon Fraser University, $875. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Ashley Nicole. Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University, $6250. (Funded: 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Ambassador
CrimRxiv
May 2021-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of Criminal Justice
February 10, 2021-Present
Chair
Awards Committee
September 2019-Present
Member
BSCJ Steering Committee
September 2017-Present
Manuscript Reviewer
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
March 3, 2022-March 26, 2022