Stephanie Ashton

B.G.S. (U.F.V.) M.A. (U.F.V.) PhD Candidate (U.B.C.)
Surrey Office: Surrey Main 3881-8
Richmond Office: Richmond 2345

Stephanie Ashton served 24 years with the RCMP in various sections. Her work and research focusses on vulnerable person’s crimes particularly Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence. She has served on several BC government working groups as the police liaison and assisted in creation of training and policy for Trauma Informed Practice, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexualized Violence, Homicide Review, and Mental Health. 

Stephanie sat on the RCMP National Sexual Assault Advisory Committee and was instrumental in rewriting Violence in Relationships and Sexual Violence policy while in in the role of Provincial Coordinator. 

Stephanie is currently completing her PhD. in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan where her research is focused on training of police to identify Brain Injury at the acute stage when responding to Intimate Partner Violence reports. She is currently working with the BC RCMP to conduct a Data base review of all intimate partner violence cases in BC to better understand the scope of the issue.  She is also creating a virtual reality training tool for police first responders to bring awareness regarding serious IPV signs and symptoms.

Courses taught

  • CRIM 1101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 2205 Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Media
  • CRIM 2211 Introduction to Policing
  • CRIM 2341 Canadian Criminal Justice Administration
  • CRIM 3249 Issues in Youth Justice
  • CRIM 3211 Policing and Community
  • CRIM 3217 Women, Crime, and Justice