Doctor Nicole Asquith

Doctor Nicole Asquith

Associate Professor in Policing and Criminal Justice,
Policing and Criminal Justice (SSAP)

Biography

Nicole L. Asquith is an Associate Professor of Policing & Criminal Justice, Co-Director of the Vulnerability, Resilience and Policing Research Consortium, and University Associate with the Tasmania Institute of Law Enforcement Studies. She has worked with policing organisations for over 20 years to develop better victim services, and policing processes for vulnerable victims and offenders. In addition to her work with Australian and UK policing services on hate crime, she is currently working with criminal justice stakeholders on strategies for reducing victim and offender vulnerability, and rural policing. 

Her current research investigates:

  • the policing of vulnerability and diversity
  • motivated hate crime
  • intrafamilial hate crime
  • individual and social costs of fear of prejudice 
  • small town policing
  • the criminal careers of sexuality and gender diverse offenders

Her work has been published in a range of edited collections and journal articles. She is the (co-)author of: 

  • Text and Context of Malediction
  • Crime and Criminology 6e (with Rob White and Janine Haines)
  • Critical Policing Studies (to be published 2018)

She is also the co-editor of

  • Policing Vulnerability (2012) Federation Press (with Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron)
  • Policing Encounters with Vulnerability (2017) Palgrave (with Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron & Karl Roberts)
  • Vulnerability and the Criminal Justice System (2016), special edition of the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice (with Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron & Karl Roberts)

This information has been contributed by Doctor Asquith.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Melbourne
  • BA(Hons) University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Evidence-Based Policing (2014)
  • British Society of Criminology (2007)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (2008)
  • American Society of Criminology (2016)
  • European Group for the Study of Social Control and Deviance (2009)

Interests

  • Criminology
  • Victimology

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Policing and Criminal Justice (SSAP)

Committees

  • ALLY Network
  • Barwon Centre against Sexual Assault
  • Victoria Police International Expert Advisory Group
  • West Yorkshire Police, Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: (02) 47360 951
Mobile:
Location: P.G.14
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101969 Policing Leaders Internship, 2015
  • 102251 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Policing, 2015

Publications

Books

  • Asquith, N., Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Roberts, K. (2017), 'Policing Encounters with Vulnerability', : Palgrave Macmillan 9783319512273.
  • White, R., Haines, F. and Asquith, N. (2017), 'Crime and Criminology', : Oxford University Press 9780190307301.
  • Asquith, N. (2008), 'Text and Context of Malediction: A Study of Antisemitic and Heterosexist Hate Violence', : VDM 9783639089356.

Chapters in Books

  • Asquith, N., Panfil, V. and Dwyer, A. (2018), 'LGBQ people and social justice', Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice, Routledge 9781138545649.
  • Asquith, N. and Bartkowiak-Theron, I. (2017), 'Police as public health interventionists', Policing Encounters with Vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319512273.
  • Bartkowiak-Theron, I., Asquith, N. and Roberts, K. (2017), 'Vulnerability as a contemporary challenge for policing', Policing Encounters with Vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319512273.
  • Howes, L., Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Asquith, N. (2017), 'A federation of clutter : the bourgeoning language of vulnerability in Australian policing policies', Policing Encounters with Vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319512273.
  • Asquith, N. (2017), 'Policing', The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118430866.
  • Asquith, N. (2017), 'Crime and deviance', The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, John Wiley & Sons 9781118430866.
  • Asquith, N. and Fox, C. (2016), 'No place like home : intrafamilial hate crime against gay men and lesbians', Queering Criminology, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137513335.
  • Asquith, N. (2014), 'Elder abuse', Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm, Routledge 9780415733229.
  • Asquith, N. (2014), 'A governance of denial : hate crime in Australia and New Zealand', The Routledge International Handbook on Hate Crime, Routledge 9780415818902.
  • Winter, R. and Asquith, N. (2012), 'Quality of life policing in broadacre housing estates', Policing Vulnerability, Federation Press 9781862878976.
  • Asquith, N. and Bartkowiak-Theron, I. (2012), 'Vulnerability and diversity in policing', Policing Vulnerability, Federation Press 9781862878976.
  • Asquith, N. (2012), 'Vulnerability and the art of complaint making', Policing Vulnerability, Federation Press 9781862878976.
  • Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Asquith, N. (2012), 'Vulnerable people policing: a preparatory framework for operationalising vulnerability', Policing Vulnerability, Federation Press 9781862878976.
  • Asquith, N. and Poynting, S. (2011), 'Anti-cosmopolitanism and "ethnic cleansing" at Cronulla', Ocean to Outback: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Australia, UWA Publishing 9781921401565.
  • Asquith, N. (2010), 'Verbal and textual hostility in context ', Hate Crime: Concepts, Policy, Future Directions, Willan 9781843927808.
  • Asquith, N. (2009), 'The harms of verbal and textual hatred', Hate Crimes: The Consequences of Hate Crime, Praeger 9780275995737.
  • Asquith, N. (2007), 'Speech act theory, maledictive force and vilification in Australia', Other Contact Zones, Network Books 9781920845414.

Journal Articles

  • Fox, C. and Asquith, N. (2018), 'Measuring the tangible fear of heterosexist violence', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol 33, no 6 , pp 980 - 1007.
  • Asquith, N., Dwyer, A. and Simpson, P. (2018), 'A queer criminal career', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 29, no 2 , pp 167 - 180.
  • Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Asquith, N. (2017), 'Conceptual divides and practice synergies in law enforcement and public health : some lessons from policing vulnerability in Australia', Policing and Society, vol 27, no 3 , pp 276 - 288.
  • Thorneycroft, R. and Asquith, N. (2017), ''Figurehead' hate crime cases : developing a framework for understanding and exposing the 'problem' with 'disability'', Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol 31, no 3 , pp 482 - 494.
  • Rogers, J., Asquith, N. and Dwyer, A. (2017), 'Cisnormativity, criminalisation, vulnerability : transgender people in prisons', TILES Briefing Paper, vol 12 .
  • Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Asquith, N. (2017), 'Divides and synergies in Australian law enforcement and public health', Journal of Drug Abuse, vol 3, no 3 , pp 20 - 21.
  • Valcore, J. and Asquith, N. (2017), 'Beyond marriage : remaining challenges for LGBTIQ families', Journal of Family Strengths, vol 17, no 2 .
  • Asquith, N., Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Roberts, K. (2016), 'Vulnerability and the criminal justice system', Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, vol 2, no 3 .
  • White, R., Toohey, J. and Asquith, N. (2015), 'Seniors in shopping centres', Journal of Sociology, vol 51, no 3 , pp 582 - 595.
  • Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Asquith, N. (2015), 'Policing diversity and vulnerability in the post-Macpherson era : unintended consequences and missed opportunities', Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, vol 9, no 1 , pp 89 - 100.
  • Thorneycroft, R. and Asquith, N. (2015), 'The dark figure of disablist violence', Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, vol 54, no 5 , pp 489 - 507.
  • Asquith, N. (2015), 'Honour, violence and heteronormativity', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 4, no 3 , pp 73 - 84.
  • Bartkowiak-Theron, I. and Asquith, N. (2012), 'The extraordinary intricacies of policing vulnerability', Australasian Policing, vol 4, no 2 , pp 4347 - 49.
  • Asquith, N. (2009), 'Positive ageing, neoliberalism and Australian sociology', Journal of Sociology, vol 45, no 3 , pp 255 - 269.
  • Asquith, N. (2008), 'Race riots on the beach : a case for criminalising hate speech?', Papers from the British Criminology Conference, vol 8 , pp 50 - 64.
  • Asquith, N. (2004), 'In terrorem : 'with their tanks and their bombs, and their bombs and their guns, in your head'', Journal of Sociology, vol 40, no 4 , pp 400 - 416.

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Diversity and Safety on Campus @ Western', Research Report
  • 2013, 'The Role of Verbal-Textual Hostility in Hate Crime Regulation: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Be Proud Tasmania: Working Together', Research Report
  • 2009, 'Review and Evaluation of the Officer Next Door Program', Research Report

Over the next three years, Nicole will conducting research in the following areas, and welcomes enquiries from research students for supervision in any of these fields

  • Policing and vulnerability
  • The criminal career pathways of vulnerable offenders
  • Fear of prejudice
  • Hate crime victimisation
  • Police culture
  • Community policing
  • Hate speech and verbal/textual hostility
  • Rural criminology

 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Asquith.

Current Projects

Title: Relationship between LGBTIQ Tasmanians and Tasmania Police
Funder:
  • University of Tasmania
Western Researchers: Nicole Asquith
Years: 2018-01-01 - 2019-01-31
ID: P00024722
Title: The Sexual Health and Attitudes of Australian Prisoners [via UNSW - no funding to WSU]
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Nicole Asquith
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00023342

Previous Projects

Title: Supply of Expert Advisory Services for TEQSA
Funder:
  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
Western Researchers:
Years: 2016-06-01 - 2018-05-01
ID: P00024270

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Processes in the Development of an Extremist Identity with the United States of America
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Community engagement in Countering Violent Extemism: The Bangladesh Experience.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Domestic crimes against women as hate crimes: An investigation into the legal devices necessary for gender equity in New Zealand
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Becoming Top Brass Mums: Exploring how Motherhood Affects Career Progression in the NSW Police Force
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Examining Police Diversionary Schemes with Young People and Evaluating Implication for Police-Youth Relations and Youth Crime
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Bullying Embraces the Virtual World: Elucidating the Psychosocial Determinants and Correlates of Traditional vs Cyber-Bullying Types
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Psychology
Thesis Title: Reimagining Disablist and Ableist Violence as Abjection
Field of Research: Society And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified; Criminology; Human Welfare Studies And Services; Sociology

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