I received my PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and my MA and BA in Sociology from Queen’s University.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a lecturer (assistant professor) at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Throughout my career I have worked as a SafeGrowth® facilitator helping to develop safer and more liveable cities around the world.
My current research interests focus broadly on community safety, with a specific focus on policing, crime prevention and spatial criminology. I am working on projects to improve strategic planning and implementation with police services across Canada and developing crime prevention strategies in rural and small municipalities.
My research is informed by a social constructionist/critical realist approach, though I work extensively in the area of environmental criminology. I use a myriad of methods in addressing my research questions including action research, spatial and quantitative analysis and qualitative methods.
I am currently willing to supervise students on qualitative and quantitative projects that fall under the umbrella of community safety. This generally includes projects on policing, crime prevention, environmental (spatial) criminology, victimology and rural criminology. I am a member of the Graduate Program in Criminology. I work closely with graduate students to develop projects that are theoretically and methodologically important, feasible, and publishable.
Hodgkinson, T. & Harris, B. (2021). The impact of the “Not Now, Not Ever” recommendations on police-reported domestic violence in Queensland, Australia. Violence Against Women.
Hodgkinson, T (2021). It’s been a long time running: New understandings of crime severity and specialization in Canada’s longest running crime capital, North Battleford. Canadian Geographer. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12703
Hodgkinson, T. & Lunney, K. (2021). Across the wide prairie: Exploring fear of crime in a small Canadian municipality. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0004865821999082
Hodgkinson, T., Andresen, M.A., Ready, J. & Hewitt, A. (2020). Let’s go throwing stones and stealing cars: Offender adaptability and the security hypothesis. Security Journal, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057%2Fs41284-020-00272-0
McIntyre, M., Caputo, T., Hodgkinson, T., Wang, L. & Davidson, R. (2020). Using organizational performance assessment to improve service to the community. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 22(1), 711-726.
Hodgkinson, T. & Andresen, M. (2020). Show me a man or woman alone and I’ll show you a saint: Changes in the frequency of criminal incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Criminal Justice, 69, Article 101706.
Hodgkinson, T., Saville, G., & Andresen, M.A. (2020). The diffusion of detriment: tracking displacement using a city-wide mixed methods approach. British Journal of Criminology, 60(1), 198 – 218.
Hodgkinson, T., Caputo, C., & McIntyre, M. (2019). Beyond crime rates and community surveys: a new approach to police accountability and performance measurement. Crime Science, 8, Article 13.
Hodgkinson, T., & Andresen, M.A. (2019). Changing spatial patterns of burglary and the crime drop. Journal of Criminal Justice, 61, 90-100.
Hodgkinson, T. & Andresen, M.A. (2019). Understanding the spatial patterns of police activity and mental health in a Canadian city. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 35(2), 221-240.
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