Anna King, Ph.D.

Anna King
Phone: 732-987-2487
Office Location:
A&S 109
Office Hours:
Varied, email for current hours
Criminal Justice, Sociology, Anthropology and Homeland Security
Vita(PDF): A. King

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. University of Cambridge (Criminology)
  • M.A. SUNY Albany (Criminal Justice)
  • B.A. Clark University (Psychology & Theater Arts)

Select Publications:  

  • 2015.‘Shoplifting by Male and Female Drug Users: Gender, Agency, and Work.’ Criminal Justice Review, 25 (1)
  • 2011 “Shoplifting, Women and Agency.” Feminist Criminology, 6 (3): 159- 177.
  • 2010 ‘Shame, Materialism, and Moral Indignation in the East of England: an Empirical Look at Ranulf’s Thesis,’in S. Karstedt, I. Loader and H. Strang Emotions, Crime and Justice. (eds.) Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • 2009 ‘Is a Liberal Just a Conservative Who Has Not Been Mugged?: Exploring the Origins of Punitive Views.’ Punishment and Society. 11 (2): 147-169.
  • 2009 ‘Once a Criminal, Always a Criminal?: ‘Redeemability’ and the Psychology of Punitive Public Attitudes.’ European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research. 15:7-24.
  • 2008 ‘Keeping a Safe Distance: Individualism and the Less Punitive Public.’ British Journal of Criminology. 48: 190-208.
  • 2007 ‘Book review: Neither Angels nor Demons: Women, Crime and Victimization’ by Kathleen L. Ferraro, reviewed for Law and Politics Book Review.
  • 2005 ‘The Function of Fiction for a Punitive Public,’in Mason, Paul (ed.), Captured by the Media: Prison Discourse in Popular Culture, pp. 16-30, Cullompton, Willan Publishing.
  • 2004 ‘Disowning our Shadow: a Psychoanalytic Approach to Understanding Punitive Public Attitudes,’ Deviant Behavior, 25: 277-299.
  • 2004 ‘Public Opinion and Community Sanctions,’ in A. E. Bottoms, S. A. Rex and G. Robinson (eds.) Alternatives to Prison, pp. 83-112, Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing.
  • 2004 ‘Vigilante Violence’ in R. Wright and J. M. Miller (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Criminology, Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Courses Taught:

  • Political Crimes and Terrorism
  • Attitudes towards Crime and Punishment
  • Crime and Popular Culture
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Women & Crime
  • Ethical issues in Criminal Justice
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Theories of Crime and Delinquency
  • Juvenile Justice

Research Area:

  • Radicalization of Female Domestic Terrorists
  • Psychology of Public Opinion on Crime and Punishment
  • Economic Strategies of Drug Addicted Women
  • Residential Strategies for at Risk Youth

Service to the University:

  • 2012 Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee

Why I Love GCU:

  • The Mercy Mission and Tradition
  • The Students and Faculty
  • The Small and Individualized Culture

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