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Associate Professor - Criminal Justice

Laura King


Laura L. King, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Boise State University where she teaches courses on victimology, research methods, and statistics. Her research focuses on sexual violence, victimization, victim services, and gender and crime. Much of her work has involved collaborations with victim service and criminal justice agencies in Idaho such as the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance and the Nampa Family Justice Center. She currently serves as a member of the Idaho Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and as an expert witness for domestic violence and sexual assault trials.


My research broadly examines victimization with a specific focus on sexual violence and crime victim services. I have been involved in multiple research projects with community partners. In 2015, I worked with colleagues on a needs assessment of victimization and victim services in Idaho, which was funded by the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Currently, I am a part of a related study called the Biennial Report on Victimization and Victim Services, which is a multi-year project to examine a variety of issues relevant to crime victims and victim services in Idaho. I have also worked on evaluations for the Nampa Family Justice Center (one in 2016 and another which is ongoing) and an analysis of law enforcement response to domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking cases for a local policing agency. I am currently working with colleagues on a project funded by the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities to examine victimization among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, persons with physical disabilities, and seniors.

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