Faculty Profile for Dr. Ashley Arnio

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Dr. Ashley Arnio
Assistant Professor — School of Criminal Justice
Program Faculty — School of Criminal Justice
phone: (512) 245-3524

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ashley N. Arnio is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University and a Research Fellow for the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation. 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. She has explored the first theme in several spatial analyses addressing the link between the contemporary foreclosure crisis and crime rates. More recently, her focus has been on the latter theme, specifically examining aggregate-level racial disparities in imprisonment rates during the period of mass incarceration.

Teaching Interests

Corrections; Sentencing; Race, Ethnicity, & Criminal Justice; Research Methods; Data Analysis

Research Interests

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

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Mears, D. P., Stewart, E. A., Warren, P. Y., Craig, M. O., & Arnio, A. N. (2019). A legacy of lynchings: Perceived black criminal threat among whites. Law & Society Review, 53(2), 487–517. https://doi.org/10.1111/lasr.12396
  • Ranson, J. W. A., Arnio, A. N., & Baumer, E. P. (2018). Extending research on neighborhoods and crime: An examination of mortgage fraud across Chicago census tracts. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-018-9392-y
  • Stewart, E. A., Mears, D. P., Warren, P. Y., Baumer, E. P., & Arnio, A. N. (2018). Lynching, racial threat, and whites’ punitive views towards blacks. Criminology, 56(3), 455–480.
  • 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.
  • Baumer, E. P., & Arnio, A. N. (2016). Macro-level theory: A critical component of criminological exploration. In A. Piquero (Ed.), The Handbook of Criminological Theory (pp. 445–474). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118512449

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). Police use of deadly force in the Lone Star State, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $7063. (Funded: January 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

MSCJ Executive Track Committee
Texas State University Honor Code Council
Research Partner
Project Safe Neighborhoods, Omaha Police Department
September 2016-Present
Governance Document Committee
Reviewer / Referee
Justice Quarterly