Meet Timothy Hart
Assistant 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.
Timothy 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 2019-2020, his research outputs included peer-reviewed articles that appeared in the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Deviant Behavior, and Crime & Delinquency. The fifth edition of his book, Space, Time and Crime, was published in April and along with colleagues from the Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche, Spain, Hart co-authored the first software package in R for Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations.
In terms of service to the community, during the 2019-2020 school year, Hart was appointed to Boca Ciega High School’s Pirate Athletes’ Hall of Fame committee. Last year, he also continued his work as 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 U.S.
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)