Dr. Laura L. King has a B.A. in Spanish with a double minor in French and psychology from Allegheny College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation explored public attitudes toward sex crimes. Dr. King joined the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University in 2012 after completing her Ph.D. While at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she was an instructor in criminology and presented guest lectures about prison rape, the ethics of sex offender castration, and women's prisons. Her research interests include quantitative research, survey methodology, advanced statistical analysis, sexual violence, violence against women, and social stratification and crime.
Traditional Gender Role and Rape Myth Acceptance: From the Countryside to the Big City (with Jennifer J. Roberts), Women & Criminal Justice (2011)
Previous research on rape myths has identified a positive correlation between the acceptance of traditional...
The Evolution of Sex Crimes Legislation: Fear, Myth, and Gender, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (2011)
This paper examines the development of sex crimes legislation throughout history. The analysis begins over...
Attitudes Toward Prison Rape: Punitiveness and Rape Myth Acceptance, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2011)
Overcrowding in Small, Rural Jails: The Case of McKean County, PA, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2011)
The Simplicity and Complexity of Public Attitudes Toward Sex Crimes, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, School of Graduate Studies and Research (2012)
Researchers have consistently found that public attitudes toward sex crimes are characterized by fear and...