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Sociology Faculty - Kate King

Dr. Kate King

Dr. Kate King

Professor of Sociology

Office:  Grise Hall 110
Phone:  (270) 745-2023


Introducation to Criminal Justice, Death Penalty in America, Victimology, Penology, Race, Class and Crime, Women in the Justice System, and Convict Criminology


Dr. King's research interests include AIDS in prison, experiences of families of homicide victims, hopelessness in prison, and the impact of life without the possibility of parole sentences.


Dr. King earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration fron San Diego University, a master's degree in criminal justice, and a Ph. D. in criminal justice from the University of Albany, New York. She has been active in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, holding positions of leadership in the Academy. Dr. King is a trained Inside Out professor and takes WKU criminology students into a maximum security men's prison where they take college courses with incarcerated men as equals and peers. Dr. King is the Kentucky regional director of Inside Out and a member of the Inside Out NAtional Steering Committee. She has been active in issues regarding restorative justice and will soon be traned as a victim/offender mediator.

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