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Laura King, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Criminology (2012). Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
M.A., Criminology (2009). Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
B.A., Spanish (2002). Allegheny College.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Journal Articles

Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., & Brady, P. Q. (2021). How victim credibility and cooperation influence investigative decision-making: Examining DOJ’s gender bias principles for investigating domestic and sexual violence. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 44(4), 612-627. doi: 10.1108/PIJPSM-02-2021-0018

Murdoch, D. J., & King, L. L. (2020). ‘Not feeling like a caged animal’: Prisoner perceptions of a remote video visitation system. Journal of Crime and Justice, 43(2), 212-227. doi: 10.1080/0735648X.2019.1653216

King, L. L. (2019). Perceptions about sexual offenses: Misconceptions, punitiveness, and public sentiment. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 30(2), 254-273. doi: 10.1177/0887403416660150 

Gillespie, L. K., King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., & Goodson, A. J. (2019). Crime victim service providers’ needs and barriers: Rurality and ‘high need.’ Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260519834100

Technical Reports

King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., Wells, J., & Jeffries, R. (2020). Idaho crime victim survey. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services in Idaho, 1(4). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.

Growette Bostaph, L., Jeffries, R., King, L. L., & Gillespie, L. K., & Wells, J. (2020). Idaho’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: The effect of HB528 on sexual assault clearance rates.  Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services, 1(3). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.

King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., Wells, J., & Jeffries, R. (2020). Idaho crime victim service provider survey. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services in Idaho, 1 (2). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.

Growette Bostaph, L., Jeffries, R., King, L. L., & Gillespie, L. K., & Wells, J. (2020). Emerging issues in victimization: The impact of the Clarke decision on policing’s response to victimization. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services, 1 (1). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.

Book Contributions

King, L. L. (2017). The role of victims in the justice system. In L. M. Growette Bostaph & D. M. Swerin (Eds.), Victimology: Crime victimization and victim services. New York, NY: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Inc.

Gillespie, L. K. & King, L. L. (2015). Legislative origins, reforms, and future directions. In Richards & C. Marcum (Eds.), Sexual victimization: Then and now (p. 15-32). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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Curriculum Vita for Dr. Laura King

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009-2012

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology 
Indiana, PA

  • Dissertation: The simplicity and complexity of public attitudes toward sex crimes

2008-2009

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
Master of Arts in Criminology 
Indiana, PA

  • Thesis: Traditional gender role and rape myth acceptance: From the countryside to the big city, an attitudinal assessment

1998-2002

Allegheny College 
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish; Double Minor in French and Psychology 
Meadville, PA

  • Thesis: Oscilaciones pendulares: Religión y secularización en España (1890-1970)
    Translation: Pendular oscillations: Religion and secularization in Spain

Training

2009

Helping All Victims In Need (HAVIN)
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate Training (50 hours) 
Kittanning, PA

Academic Positions

Boise State University

Boise, ID

  • Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, 2017-Present
  • Criminal Justice Program Lead (Undergraduate & Graduate), 2019-2022
  • Criminal Justice Undergraduate Coordinator, 2016-2018
  • School of Public Service Research Director, 2018-2019
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, 2012-2017

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles and Chapters

Published/Accepted

  • Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., & Brady, P. Q. (2021). How victim credibility and cooperation influence investigative decision-making: Examining DOJ’s gender bias principles for investigating domestic and sexual violence. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 44(4), 612-627. doi: 10.1108/PIJPSM-02-2021-0018
  • Murdoch, D. J., & King, L. L. (2020). ‘Not feeling like a caged animal’: Prisoner perceptions of a remote video visitation system. Journal of Crime and Justice, 43(2), 212-227. doi: 10.1080/0735648X.2019.1653216
  • King, L. L. (2019). Perceptions about sexual offenses: Misconceptions, punitiveness, and public sentiment. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 30(2), 254-273. doi: 10.1177/0887403416660150
  • Gillespie, L. K., King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., & Goodson, A. J. (2019). Crime victim service providers’ needs and barriers: Rurality and ‘high need.’ Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260519834100
  • Roth, J. J., & King, L. L. (2019). Sex-based predictors of male and female property crime arrest rates: Disadvantage and drug use. Women & Criminal Justice, 29(2), 112-127. doi: 10.1080/08974454.2018.1502724
  • Swerin, D., Growette Bostaph, L., King, L. L., & Gillespie, L. K. (2018). Police response to children present at domestic violence incidents. Child Maltreatment, 23(4), 417-425. doi: 10.1177/1077559518778795
  • King, L. L. (2017). The role of victims in the justice system. In L. M. Growette Bostaph & D. M. Swerin (Eds.), Victimology: Crime victimization and victim services. New York, NY: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Inc.
  • King, L. L., & Roberts, J. J. (2017). The complexity of public attitudes toward sex crimes. Victims & Offenders, 12(1), 71-89. doi: 10.1080/15564886.2015.1005266
  • King, L. L. & Hanrahan, K. J. (2015). University student beliefs about sexual violence in prison: Rape myth acceptance, punitiveness, and empathy. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 21(2), 179-193. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2013.820851
  • King, L. L., & Roberts, J. J. (2011). Traditional gender role and rape myth acceptance: From the countryside to the big city. Women & Criminal Justice, 21(1), 1-20. doi: 10.1080/08974454.2011.536045

Under Review

  • Gilbert, S. L., Gillespie, L. K., Lee, J. G., & King, L. L. We have a voice: An examination of intimate partner violence in a Native American community. Submitted to Violence and Victims.

Technical Reports

  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., & Blalock, K. (2022). Idaho crime victim service provider survey: Year two. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services in Idaho, 2 (1). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.
  • Gillespie, L. K., Wells, J., Growette Bostaph, L., King, L. L., Blalock, K., & Butler, M. (2022). Victimization among persons with disabilities: Professional stakeholder perspectives in Idaho. Prepared for the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities. Boise, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., & Higgins, H. (2022). Nampa Family Justice Center 15 year evaluation report III: Survey and focus group analysis. Prepared for the Nampa Family Justice Center. Nampa, ID.
  • King, L. L., & Growette Bostaph, L. M. (2022). Nampa Family Justice Center 15 year evaluation report IV: Partner agency survey. Prepared for the Nampa Family Justice Center. Nampa, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., Donovan, J., & Blalock, K. (2022). Nampa Family Justice Center 15-year evaluation report II: Criminal justice outcomes analysis. Prepared for the Nampa Family Justice Center. Nampa, ID.
  • King, L. L., & Growette Bostaph, L. M., Blalock, K., & Donovan, J. (2021). Demographic and service analysis of clients served at the Nampa Family Justice Center, April-July, 2019. Prepared for the Nampa Family Justice Center. Nampa, ID.
  • Fillmore, M. L., Gillespie, L. K., Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., & Gilbert, S. L. (2021). HCR33 Report: Idaho’s Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons. Prepared for the Idaho Legislature. Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., Wells, J., & Jeffries, R. (2020). Idaho crime victim survey. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services in Idaho, 1(4). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L., Jeffries, R., King, L. L., & Gillespie, L. K., & Wells, J. (2020). Idaho’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: The effect of HB528 on sexual assault clearance rates. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services, 1(3). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., Wells, J., & Jeffries, R. (2020). Idaho crime victim service provider survey. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services in Idaho, 1(2). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Brady, P. Q., & Ropp, J. (2020). Analysis of sexual assault cases referred to the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney by the Nampa Police Department: 2016-2017. Prepared for the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney. Caldwell, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L., Jeffries, R., King, L. L., & Gillespie, L. K., & Wells, J. (2020). Emerging issues in victimization: The impact of the Clarke decision on policing’s response to victimization. Biennial Report on Victimization & Victim Services, 1(1). Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L., King, L. L., Brady, P. Q., & Ropp, J. (2019). Pre-test evaluation report on the Nampa Police Department’s response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking: An IACP demonstration initiative. Prepared for the Nampa Police Department. Nampa, ID.
  • King, L. L., Gillespie, L. K., Lee, J. G., & Gilbert, S. (2019). Crime on Idaho tribal lands: 2010-2017. Prepared for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho. Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L., & Growette Bostaph, L. M. (2017). Demographic analysis of clients served at the Nampa Family Justice Center: October-December, 2013. Prepared for the Nampa Family Justice Center. Nampa, ID.
  • King, L. L. (2016). Idaho Victim Assistance Academy: Basic 2016 evaluation. Prepared for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Boise, ID.
  • Murdoch, D. M., King, L. L., & O’Very, C. (2016). Inmate video visitation program evaluation. Prepared for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L. (2015). Idaho Victim Assistance Academy: Basic 2015 evaluation. Prepared for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Boise, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., Gillespie, L. K., & Goodson, A. (2015). Crime victims in Idaho: An assessment of needs and services. Prepared for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

  • King, L. L. (2019). Improving system responses to sexual violence: Testing and tracking sexual assault kits. Sexual Assault Report, 23(1), 1, 12-15.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., Goodson, A. J., & Lopez, J. M. (2015, December 7). Serving crime victims: Agency needs and barriers in Idaho. The Blue Review, 7. Boise, ID: Boise State University.
  • King, L. L. (2015). Gendered perceptions of sexual violence. Sexual Assault Report, 18 (4), 51-52; 62.

Non-Refereed Chapters

  • King, L. L., Swerin, D., Palmer, K., Boals, A., Pelletier, A., & Tarvin, T. (2019). Victim needs and rights. In The Idaho Sexual Assault Kit Initiative’s, Idaho sexual assault response guidelines (p. 9-15). Meridian, ID: Idaho State Police Forensic Services.
  • Gillespie, L. K. & King, L. L. (2015). Legislative origins, reforms, and future directions. In T. Richards & C. Marcum (Eds.), Sexual victimization: Then and now (p. 15-32). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Book Reviews

  • King, L. L. (2017). [Review of the book Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation]. Criminal Justice Review. doi: 10.1177/0734016817740189
  • King, L. L. (2014). [Review of the book Citizenship Status, Race, Ethnicity, and Their Effects on Sentencing]. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 25(4), 525-528. doi: 10.1177/0887403413476513
  • King, L. L. (2011). [Review of the book Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men]. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, 3, 153-158.
  • King, L. L. (2010). [Review of the book Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women]. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 21, 524-526.

Grant Proposals, Awards, and Contracts

Nampa Family Justice Center Contract (2021)

  • Program evaluation
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Principal), King, L. L. (Co-Investigator)
  • Funded $19,993

Idaho Council on Development Disabilities Contract (2021-2024)

  • Victimization of people with intellectual disabilities, people with physical disabilities, and seniors
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Principal), King, L. L. (Co-Investigator), Gillespie, L. K. (Co-Investigator), Wells, J. (Co-Investigator)
  • Funded $76,649

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Contract (2019-2023)

  • Biennial report on victimization and victim services; Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) in Idaho report
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Principal), King, L. L. (Co-Investigator), Gillespie, L. K. (Co-Investigator), Wells, J. (Co-Investigator)
  • Funded $297,061

Nampa Police Department Contract (2019)

  • Gender bias in police response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Principal Investigator), King, L. L. (Co-Investigator), Brady, P. (Co-Investigator)
  • Funded $36,927

Nampa Family Justice Center Contract (2016)

  • Program evaluation
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Principal), King, L. L. (Co-Investigator)
  • Funded $10,460

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Contract (2015)

  • Attitudinal correlates of sexual violence among Idaho residents
  • King, L. L. (Principal)
  • Requested $22,065; Not completed due to Institutional Review Board issues

NIJ Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Grant (2015)

  • Addressing strangulation cases in the criminal justice system: Identifying best practices in investigative protocols
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Principal), King, L. L. (Co-Investigator), Gillespie, L. K. (Co-Investigator)
  • Requested $276,219; Not funded

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Contract (2014)

  • Victim services in the state of Idaho: A needs assessment
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Principal), King, L. L. (Co-Investigator), Gillespie, L. K. (Co-Investigator)
  • Funded $86,345

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Research Grant (2011)

  • The simplicity and complexity of public attitudes toward sex crimes
  • King, L. L. (Principal), Roberts, J. J. (Co-Investigator)
  • Funded $1,000

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship (2011)

  • The simplicity and complexity of public attitudes toward sex crimes
  • King, L. L. (Principal), Roberts, J. J. (Co-Investigator)
  • Requested $24,087; Not funded

Invited Presentations

  • Growette Bostaph, L., King, L. L., Gillespie, L. K., Wells, J., & Jeffries, R. (2021, October). 2019-2020 Biennial Reports on Victimization & Victim Services in Idaho. Presented for the Idaho Victim Witness Association. McCall, ID.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L.K., & Wells, J. (2021, June). The Idaho crime victim survey: Overview and importance. Presented for the Idaho Safety & Resilience Conference. Boise, ID.
  • King, L.L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L.K., Wells, J., & Jeffries, R. (2020, December). Idaho crime victim service provider survey results. Presented for the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance. Boise, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L., King, L. L., Brady, P. Q., & Ropp, J. (2019, November). Pre-test evaluation report on the Nampa Police Department’s response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking: An IACP demonstration initiative. Presented to the Nampa Police Department. Nampa, ID.
  • King, L.L. (2019, July). Victimization and victims’ rights. Presented to the Mandela Washington Fellows. Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L., Gillespie, L. K., Lee, J. G., & Gilbert, S. (2019, February). Crime on Idaho tribal lands: 2010-2017. Presented to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho. Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., & Goodson, A. J. (2017, July). Needs assessment of victim services in Idaho: Recommendations. Presented to the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission, Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Gillespie, L. K., & Goodson, A. J. (2016, October). Victim services in Idaho: The results of a statewide needs assessment. Presented to the Idaho Victim Witness Association, Cascade, ID.
  • Murdoch, D., & King, L. L. (2016, June). Ada County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Video Visitation Program Evaluation. Presented to Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Boise, ID.
  • Murdoch, D. & King, L. L. (2016, January). “Not feeling like a caged animal”: An evaluation of inmate video visitation at Ada County Jail. Politics and Policy Brownbag presentation sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Department of Public Policy & Administration, and the Public Policy Research Center, Boise State University, Boise ID.
  • Gillespie, L. K., & King, L. L. (2015, December). Victim services in the State of Idaho: Policy & practice. Politics and Policy Brownbag presentation sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Department of Public Policy & Administration, and the Public Policy Research Center, Boise State University, Boise ID.
  • King, L. L. (2016, 2015, 2013, June). Sexual violence. Presented at the Idaho Victim Assistance Academy, Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L. (2016, 2015, 2013 April). Sexual violence. Presented at Boise State University’s Victims’ Rights Week, Boise, ID.
  • King, L. L. (2014, April). Gendered perceptions of sexual violence. Brownbag presentation sponsored by Gender Studies, Boise State University, Boise, ID.

Conference Presentations

  • Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., Jeffries, R., & Gillespie, L. K. (2022, June). Idaho’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: The effect of HB528 on sexual assault clearance rates. Paper presented at Idaho’s Safety & Resilience Conference. Boise, ID.
  • Growette Bostaph, L. M., King, L. L., & Brady, P. Q. (2021, November). Victim credibility and investigative decision-making: A crime type comparison. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL.
  • King, L. L. (2020, February). Criminal justice system responses to sexual assault. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Phoenix, AZ.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., Brady, P. Q., & Ropp, J. (2019, November). Law enforcement’s response to sexual assault: An examination of case processing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • King, L. L., & Roth, J. J. (2019, February). A gendered analysis of economic crime. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Honolulu, HI.
  • Gillespie, L. K., & King, L. L. (2017, November). Review of empirical research on victim service provision in the U.S. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • King, L. L. & Murdoch, D. (2017, February). The impact of video visitation on jail inmates: Access to visitation and institutional behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Gillespie, L.K., Growette Bostaph, L., King, L.L., & Goodson, A. (November, 2016). An analysis and comparison of state-level victim services needs assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, LA.
  • King, L. L., & Murdoch, D. (2016, March). Inmate perceptions of an online video visitation system: The results of a program evaluation at Ada County Jail. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO.
  • Growette Bostaph, L. (Moderator), King, L., James, V., Dyer, S., Mummert, S., & Delaney, A. (2016, March). Difficulties in victimization research: Barriers and solutions. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Denver, CO.
  • Murdoch, D., & King, L. L. (2015, October). An evaluation of inmate video visitation at Ada County Jail: A mixed methods assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice, Coeur D’Alene, ID.
  • King, L. L., Growette Bostaph, L., & Gillespie, L. K. (2014, November). Identifying the needs of crime victims: Agency services and barriers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Growette Bostaph, L., King, L. L., Gillespie, L. K., Goodson, A., & Lopez, M. (2014, October). Perceptions and needs of victim service providers across Idaho. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice, Reno, NV.
  • King, L. L. (2014, February). Gendered perceptions of sexual violence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.
  • King, L. L. & Growette Bostaph, L. (2013, October). An examination of the relationship between sexual victimization and adolescent dating violence in the Mountain West. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice, Las Vegas, NV.
  • King, L. L., & Growette Bostaph, L. (2013, March). Adolescent dating violence in the Mountain West: Trends and correlates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX.
  • King, L. L. (2012, November). The simplicity and complexity of public attitudes toward sex crimes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
  • King, L. L. (2011, November). The evolution of sex crimes legislation: Fear, myth, and gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.
  • King, L. L. (2011, April). Female sex offenders: Hidden behind gender. Poster session presented at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Graduate Scholars Forum, Indiana, PA.
  • King, L., & Hanrahan, K. (2011, March). Attitudes toward prison rape: Punitiveness and rape myth acceptance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Canada.
  • King, L. L. (2011, March). The ethics of sex offender castration. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Canada.
  • King, L. L. (Chair). (2011, March). Overcrowding in small, rural jails: The case of McKean County, PA. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Canada.
  • King, L. L. (2010, November). Social disorganization and rape: Are policymakers making the connection? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • King, L. L. (2010, November). Sex crimes throughout history: Class, race, and gender. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
  • King, L. L. (2010, February). Traditional gender role and rape myth acceptance: From the countryside to the big city. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, CA.
  • Bowen, K., Huck, J., King, L., Spraitz, J. D., & Stroup, B. (2009, April). Ethical issues within the criminal justice system: Mandated sex offender treatment. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Cranberry Township, PA.

Teaching & Advising

Undergraduate courses taught

  • CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 425: Research Methods
  • CJ 426: Statistics
  • CJ 494: Crime Victims’ Rights Week Workshop
  • CJ 497: Special Topics: Criminal Violence
  • CJ 498: Senior Seminar (Topic: Violence and Victimology)

Graduate courses taught

  • CJ 500: Proseminar
  • CJ 504: Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • CJ 512: Gender & Justice
  • CJ 513: Victimology
  • CJ 594: Crime Victims’ Rights Week Workshop
  • VS 531: Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • VS 535: Survey of Victimization Types
  • VS 536: Intimate Partner Violence and Rape

Graduate Thesis/Project Committee Chair

  • Fontaine, E. (2016-2018). The influence of rape myth acceptance on self-reported perceptions of prostitution and human trafficking among college students.
  • Strong, C. (2013). Juvenile sex offenders: What do we know?

Graduate Thesis/Project Committee Member

  • Jeffries, Rachel. (2020-2021). Police officer years of service: Does it play a role in officer displays of empathy?
  • Gilbert, Sheena. (2019-2020). Intimate partner violence in a Native American community: An exploratory study.
  • Ropp, J. (2018-2019). Sexual abuse and assault against minors: A spatial application of routine activity theory.
  • Pederson, K. (2017-2018). Predictors of Idaho juvenile state commitment.
  • Schiess, J. (2016-2017). Potential jurors’ perceptions of polygraphs in court.
  • O’Very, C. (2015-2016). Sheriff’s deputies’ perceptions of the implementation of video visitation programming in a jail setting: An exploratory study.
  • Dizdar, M. (2015-2019). Preventing genocide: Early warning signs.
  • Swerin, D. (2014-2015). Police response to children present at domestic violence incidents.
  • Goodson, A. (2014-2015). Does geography matter? Barriers encountered by service providers.
  • Thorndyke, B. (2014-2015). Police response time to domestic violence calls and its effects.
  • Asbury, H. (2013). Sex trafficking: The buying and selling of innocent people on U.S. soil.
  • Sandoval, B. (2012-2013). Restorative justice utilizing victim offender mediation.
  • Mitchell, M. (2012-2013). A client assessment at the Nampa Family Justice Center’s Children’s Advocacy Center.
  • Barney, S. (2012). Alternative sentencing: What works in the community to reduce recidivism and cut cost?

University Service

  • Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Search Committee, 2022-Present
  • Mentoring Committee Member for Charlie Hunt, Boise State University, 2022-Present
  • Criminal Justice Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Boise State University, 2022
  • SPS Dean’s Search Committee Member, Boise State University, 2021-2022
  • Criminal Justice Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, Boise State University, 2020-Present
  • Dean’s Evaluation Committee Chair, Boise State University, 2020
  • SPS Undergraduate Shared Methods Committee Member, Boise State University, 2019-2020
  • Criminal Justice Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention Committee Chair, Boise State University, 2019-Present
  • Criminal Justice Curriculum and Assessment Committee Chair, Boise State University, 2019-Present
  • Criminal Justice Online Planning Committee Member, Boise State University, 2019-Present
  • Criminal Justice Undergraduate Coordinator, Boise State University, 2016 – 2018; 2019-Present
  • Criminal Justice Graduate Coordinator, Boise State University, 2019-Present
  • Mentoring Committee Chair for Cody Jorgenson, Boise State University, 2018-Present
  • Mentoring Committee Chair for Jacqueline Lee, Boise State University, 2018-Present
  • Mentoring Committee Member for Jessica Wells, Boise State University, 2018-2019
  • Mentoring Committee Member for Shaun Gann, Boise State University, 2018-2019
  • Undergraduate Research Conference Committee Member, Boise State University, 2018-2019
  • SPS Research Director, Boise State University, 2018-2019
  • SPS Research Committee Member, Boise State University, 2017-2019
  • Multidisciplinary Studies Advisory Board Member, Boise State University, 2017-2018
  • Dean’s Evaluation Committee Member, Boise State University, 2018; 2021
  • University Curriculum Committee Member, Boise State University, 2017 – 2018
  • SPS Curriculum Committee Chair, Boise State University, 2017 – 2018
  • SPS Curriculum Committee Member, Boise State University, 2013-2018
  • SPS Funded Academic Research Working Group Member, Boise State University, 2016-2017
  • SPS Undergraduate Core Working Group Co-Facilitator, Boise State University, 2016-2017
  • SPS State and Metro Poll Working Group Member, Boise State University, 2015-2016
  • SPS Vision Statement Committee Co-Facilitator, Boise State University, 2015
  • SSPA Tenure and Promotion Committee Member, Boise State University, 2014
  • Gender Studies Board Member, Boise State University, 2013-2015
  • Criminal Justice Strategic Planning Sub-Committee Member, Boise State University, 2012

Professional Service

  • Awards Committee Member, American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology, 2021-Present
  • Awards Committee Member, Western Society of Criminology, 2021
  • Western Society of Criminology Executive Board, Counselor-at-Large, 2021-Present
  • Siegel Fellowship Committee Member, American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology, 2019-Present
  • Internal Awards Committee Co-Chair, American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime, 2017; 2020
  • Internal Awards Committee Member, American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime, 2016-2017
  • Teller’s Committee Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2014
  • Manuscript Reviewer, European Journal of Criminology, 2021-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Children and Youth Services Review, 2020-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Punishment & Society, 2020-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2020-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Sex Roles, 2019-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Psychology, Crime and Law, 2019-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Feminist Criminology, 2018-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, International Criminal Justice Review, 2018-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Ethics & Behavior, 2018-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2018-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, International Journal of Law, Crime, and Justice, 2018-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Men’s Studies, 2018-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Sexual Abuse, 2017-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2017-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Rural Mental Health, 2016-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Justice Quarterly, 2016-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Social Science Journal, 2016-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 2016-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Sociology Compass, 2015-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Victims & Offenders, 2015-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Violence and Victims, 2013-Present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Criminal Justice Policy Review, 2010-Present

Community Service

  • Idaho Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (ISAKI) Group Member, State of Idaho, 2017-Present
  • Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) Grant Application Reviewer, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, 2013-2019
  • Idaho Rural Collaborative for Underserved Youth Network Member, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, 2017-2018
  • Idaho Victim Assistance Academy Executive Committee Academic Advisor, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, 2016-2017
  • Sex Crime Penalty Sub-Committee Member, State of Idaho, 2014
  • Project Connect Committee Member, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, 2014-2016
  • Idaho Coordinated Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee Member, Boise, ID, 2012-2013

Consulting

  • Sexual Assault Expert Witness, Oneida County, ID Prosecutor, 2022-Present
  • Sexual Assault Expert Witness, Ada County, ID Prosecutor, 2019-Present
  • Domestic Violence Expert Witness, Ada County, ID Prosecutor, 2016-Present
  • Domestic Violence Expert Witness, Canyon County, ID Prosecutor, 2013-2017
  • Domestic Violence Consultant, Landeck, Forseth, Luna, Attorneys at Law, 2017
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Consultant, Madison County, ID Prosecutor, 2014-2015
  • Book Reviewer, Sage Publications, Inc., 2015-Present
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