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Department of Criminal Justice

Humphreys Building 300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4950


Dr. Ashley Wellman


Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society, University of Florida
M.S. in Criminology, Law & Society, University of Florida
B.S. in Communication-Public Relations, University of North Florida

Research Interests

Violent Victimization & Offending
Survivors of Crime

Professional Organizations and Affiliations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Society of Criminology

Selected Publications


Wellman, A., Reddington, F., & Rose, K. (2017). What's trending? #SexualAssault: An Exploratory Study of Teen Sexual Assault and Social Media Coverage. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 18(1), 88-105.

Wellman, A. (2016). Exploring the relationship between cold case homicide survivors and the media. Crime Media Culture, Online Release-September 2016. Print forthcoming.


Wellman, A. (2016). The Weighting Game: Exploring factors impacting detectives’ prioritization of cold case homicides. Journal of Cold Case Review, 2(2).  


Jacobs, K., Wellman, A., Fuller, A.M., Anderson, C.P. & Jurado, S.M. (2016). Examining Family Dynamics of Cold Case Homicide Survivors. Journal of Family Studies, 22(3). 


Wellman, A. (2014). Faith without Answers: The Role of Religion and Faith in the Coping Process of Cold Case Homicide Survivors. Omega: Journal on Death and Dying, 69(1). 


Wellman, A. (2013). Grief in Comparison: Use of Social Comparison among Cold Case Homicide Survivors.  Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 19(5). 



Contact Information

Office: Humphreys Building, Room 301B
Phone: 660-543-4952