Timothy Hart


(813) 257-3329




401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

SC 255

Meet Timothy Hart

Assistant Professor, Criminology


1992 University of Florida, B.A.
1997 University of Memphis, M.A.
2006 University of South Florida, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught: Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice (U/G)
Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (U/G)
Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping (U/G)
Campus Crime (U)
Survey of the Criminal Justice System (U)

Career Specialties: Timothy Hart's areas of academic interest include applied statistics and quantitative methodologies, geographic information systems (GIS) and victimization.

Professional and Community Activities:

Hart's current research activities focus on internationalizing his research profile, developing innovative quantitative analytic methods, and making scholarly advances in victimization and fear of crime research. In 2018-2019, his research outputs appeared in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Victims and Offenders, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Criminal Justice Studies, and Crime and Delinquency. The fifth edition of his book, Space, Time and Crime is scheduled to be released in April 2020.

In terms of service to the community, during the 2018-2019 school year, Hart served as a student mentor for the Take Stock in Children of Florida program and an assistant wrestling coach at Boca Ciega High School. He is also the co-founder and co-event director for the Weedon Island Preserve parkrun, which is a free volunteer-organized 5K run, jog or walk that takes place in local parks throughout the world every Saturday morning. The Weedon Island Preserve parkrun is one of only four parkruns in the state of Florida and only one of a few dozen in the US.

Honors and Awards:

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management’s 2015 Outstanding Paper Award and their Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence for the article titled, “Kernel Density Estimation and Hotspot Mapping: Examining the Influence of Interpolation Method, Grid Cell Size, and Bandwidth on Crime Forecasting.”

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management’s 2014 Highly Commendable Paper Award for the article titled, “Reference data and geocoding quality: Examining Completeness and Positional Accuracy of Street Geocoded Crime Incidents”.

Justice Research and Statistics Association’s (JRSA) 2010 Technical Innovation Award for the impact made by the grant-funded initiative, “Nevada’s Arrest-related Deaths in Custody: A Data Collection Assistance Project”.

Presidential Management Fellowship with the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (1997-99)