Faculty Profile for Dr. Ashley Nicole Hewitt

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Dr. Ashley Nicole Hewitt
Assistant Professor — School of Criminal Justice
HINE 125
phone: (512) 245-3218

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice.

Teaching Interests

Introduction to criminal justice; serial murder; sexual offenders and sexual offenses; criminal profiling; environmental criminology; research methods.

Research Interests

Sexual violence; environmental criminology; crime and place; offender and geographic profiling; victim/target selection; crime site selection; offender decision-making; typologies; criminal investigations; situational crime prevention; policing and mental health.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Vaughan, A. D., Hewitt, A. N., Hodgkinson, T., Andresen, M. A., & Verdun-Jones, S. (2019). Temporal patterns of Mental Health Act calls to the police. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 13(2), 172–185. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pay060
  • Vaughan, A. D., Hewitt, A. N., Andresen, M. A., Verdun-Jones, S. N., & Brantingham, P. L. (2019). The importance of gender in the spatial distribution of police interactions involving emotionally disturbed persons: An examination of call types. Policing and Society, 29(2), 137–154. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2017.1373110
  • Beauregard, E., Delisi, M., & Hewitt, A. N. (2018). Sexual murderers: Sex offender, murderer, or both? Sexual Abuse, 30(8), 932–950. https://doi.org/10.1177/1079063217711446
  • Hewitt, A. N., Beauregard, E., Andresen, M. A., & Brantingham, P. L. (2018). Identifying the nature of risky places for sexual crime: The applicability of crime pattern and social disorganization theories in a Canadian context. Journal of Criminal Justice, 57, 35–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.03.003
  • Vaughan, A. D., Wuschke, K. E., Hewitt, A. N., Hodgkinson, T., Andresen, M. A., Brantingham, P. L., & Verdun-Jones, S. N. (2018). Variations in Mental Health Act calls to police: An analysis of hourly and intra-week patterns. Policing: An International Journal, 41(1), 58–69. https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-10-2016-0153

Selected Awards

  • 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Honour List, University of Lethbridge. April 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Honour List, University of Lethbridge. December 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Honour List, University of Lethbridge. May 2009

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

Chair
Awards Committee
September 2019-Present
Member
Copyright Advisory Committee
September 2018-Present
Member
BSCJ Steering Committee
September 2017-Present
Editor
The Western Criminologist, Official Newsletter of the Western Society of Criminology
February 2016-Present
Member
Fiftieth Anniversary - Student Poster Competition Committee
January 2019-May 2020