Meet Timothy C. Hart
Associate Professor, Criminology
Phone: (813) 257-3329
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1992 University of Florida, B.A.
1997 University of Memphis, M.A.
2006 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
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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)
Timothy Hart's areas of academic interest include applied statistics and quantitative methodologies, geographic information systems (GIS) and victimization.
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. During the 2022-2023 school year, his peer-reviewed research article on the spatial distribution of sexual assaults before, during, and after COVID-19 restrictions appeared in the Journal of Criminal Justice. He also co-authored an article on "Top 10 Policing" as an alternative place-based patrol strategy with Dr. Nathan Connealy last year, which appeared in the journal Policing Practice and Research.
In June, Hart presented a workshop to members of the Florida Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (FCIAA). It focused on how law enforcement in the state could improve crime risk estimation by identifying and incorporating physical barriers to crime into hot spot analysis.
In terms of service to the community, during the 2022-2023 school year, Hart continued his volunteer work with Boca Ciega High School’s Pirate Athletes’ Hall of Fame organization. He also continued coordinating Weedon Island Preserve’s parkrun, a free volunteer-organized 5K run, jog or walk that takes place in local parks around the world every Saturday morning. Weedon Island Preserve parkrun is one of only five parkruns in the state of Florida and only one of about 50 in the U.S.
Joyce Keller Faculty Volunteer of the Year – University of Tampa (2022-2023)
Criminal Justice Review’s 2022 Paper of the Year Award – Investigating crime pattern stability at micro-temporal intervals: Implications for crime analysis and hotspot policing strategies
Excellence in Scholarship and Research - University of Tampa, College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education (CSSME) (2020-2021)
Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management’s 2015 Outstanding Paper Award and the 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 U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (1997-1999)