Kate Fox

Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Crime victimization
  • Stalking
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Domestic violence

Key Findings

  • Self-control is a small but consistent predictor of victimization. MORE
  • The effect of self-control was found to be stronger when predicting non-contact victimization (e.g. online victimization). MORE
  • The effect of self-control was found to be reduced in studies that control for risky behaviors specifically. MORE
  • For bullying, the WITS system, an acronym for walk away, ignore it, talk it out, seek help, was supported by multiple evaluations as reducing victimization. MORE
  • No studies designed to reduce victimization of intimate partner violence or general victimization were shown to be effective. MORE
  • Many programs effectively increased awareness of victimization by using creative components like videos, puppet shows, role-playing and more. MORE


Kate Fox, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, is an expert in crime victimization, especially stalking and intimate partner violence.

Fox recently served as Principal Investigator on a Department of Justice grant-funded project to partner with a domestic violence shelter primarily serving American Indian women in to create a strategic plan for the agency. She has also consulted with agencies such as the Asia Foundation and the Texas Department of Juvenile Justice. In recognition of her research, she has received awards from the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Fox is a member of the Division of Victimology, Division of Corrections & Sentencing and Division of Women & Crime at ASC as well as a member of ACJS and the World Society of Victimology.

She has published in numerous scholarly journals, including Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence & Victims.

 Fox received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of Florida and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Utah.