Dr. Fawn Ngo

Dr. Fawn Ngo USFSM

Title: Associate Professor

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Phone: 941-359-4200

Email: fawnngo@sar.usf.edu

Office: C250

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Dr. Fawn T. Ngo is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She received her B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California at Irvine, her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the California State University at Long Beach, and her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. She worked as a Research Associate in the Research and Planning Unit at the Westminster Police Department in Orange County, California, and as the Associate Academic Director for the Master Criminal Justice Distance Learning Program at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Ngo is the recipient of 2014 Student Government Association Outstanding Professor Award, 2015 Faculty Senate Excellence in Research Award, 2017 University of South Florida Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Faculty Research Award, and 2018 Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.

Dr. Ngo’s research areas include criminological theory, interpersonal violence, cyber crime, and predictive analytic applications in criminology and criminal justice. Her latest research focuses on the comparative performance of conventional statistical methods and machine learning and data mining techniques in predicting inmate misconduct. Her other publications examine gender differences in stalking acknowledgment and coping behaviors, the effectiveness of formal and informal responses to stalking, and stalking in same-sex and opposite-sex contexts. She has published several papers examining the efficacy of self-control theory, routine activity theory, differential social control theory, general strain theory, and gender/general strain theory in accounting for crime, delinquency, and victimization.


Ngo, Fawn T. (In Press). “Stalking.” In The Wiley Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, edited by Wesley G. Jennings. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Ngo, Fawn T., Anurag Agarwal, and Ramakrishna Govindu (forthcoming). “Assessing the Predictive Utility of Logistic Regression, Classification and Regression Tree, Chi-Squared Automatic Interaction Detection, and Neural Network Models in Predicting Inmate Misconduct.” American Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1007/s12103-014-9246-6.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2014). “Contemporaneous and Lagged Effects of Life Domains and Crime: A Test of Agnew’s General Theory of Crime and Delinquency.” Journal of Criminology. Article ID 320486, http://dx:doi.org.10.1155/2014/320486.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2013). “Toward an Understanding of the Emotional and Behavioral Reactions to Stalking: A Partial Test of General Strain Theory.” Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0011128713510077.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2013). “Stalking Strains, Gender, and Legitimate Coping Strategies: A Partial Test of Broidy and Agnew’s Gender/GST Hypotheses.” Victims & Offenders: The International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice, 8, 94-117.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2013). “Stalking Strains, Concurrent Negative Emotions, and Legitimate Coping Strategies: A Preliminary Test of Gendered Strain Theory.” American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38, 369-391.

Ngo, Fawn T. (2012). “Toward a Comprehensive Model on Stalking Acknowledgment: A Test of Four Models.” Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0011128711428731.

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2011). “Cybercrime Victimization: An Examination of Individual- and Situational-Level Factors.” International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 5, 773-793.

Ngo, Fawn T., Raymond Paternoster, James Curran, and Doris Layton Mackenzie (2011). "Role Taking and Recidivism: A Test of Differential Social Control Theory." Justice Quarterly, 28, 667-697.

Ngo, Fawn T., Raymond Paternoster, Francis T. Cullen, and Doris Layton Mackenzie (2011). “Life Domains and Crime: A Test of Agnew’s General Theory of Crime and Delinquency.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 39, 302-311.

Ngo, Fawn T. (2010). “Karen Heimer and Ross L. Matsueda: A Theory of Differential Social Control.” In Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, edited by Francis T. Cullen and Pamela Wilcox. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage