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Anna King

Dr. Anna King

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Human Rights


School of Arts & Sciences


Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Sociology & Human Rights

Office Location:

Jefferies Hall 111

Office Hours:

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Criminology, University of Cambridge, England
  • M.A. Criminal Justice, University at Albany, New York
  • B.A. Psychology , Clark University, Massachusetts

Professional Experience

Anna King began her career in criminal justice working in corrections. She held positions at Keele University (UK) and Rutgers University (NJ) before coming to  Georgian Court University in 2011. She has been an H.F. Guggenheim Fellow, a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellow.

Research / Creativity Interest Area

Anna King’s research examines the relationship between empirical criminology and social reform, the subjective experience of punishment, issues related to gender and crime, and the psychology of punitiveness.  Her work has appeared in various academic peer reviewed publications, institutional research reports, and books [for the most up-to-date list of publications, see profiles on Google Scholar or Research Gate]. Current interests involve countering violent extremism, stigma in the lives of formerly incarcerated women, and innovative partnerships with mental health practitioners in American policing.

Additional Information

  • CJ503 Criminal Justice & Society
  • CJ501 Theory & Practice in Criminology
  • CJ435 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • CJ355 Political Crime & Terrorism
  • CJ351 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CJ325 Gender & Crime
  • CJ200 Theories of Crime
See CV or Schedule of GCU Courses taught for more comprehensive list.
*For more comprehensive list, see Vita or Google Scholar or ResearchGate profiles .


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