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About Laurie A. Gould

Dr. Laurie Gould received her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida in 2008. Her dissertation examined classification and supervision issues for female offenders in the community corrections setting. She has published on a variety of topics in corrections including the use of corporal punishment by the international community and the supervision of female offenders in the community. She maintains an active research agenda that includes comparative penology, gender issues in punishment, and state failure. Her teaching interests include comparative world justice systems, corrections, and research methods.


2013 - Present Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University
2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (CRJU 1100)
  • Corrections (CRJU 3331)
  • Special Topics: Corporal Punishment (CRJU 4192)
  • Research Methods (CRJU 4231)
  • Comparative World Justice Systems (CRJU 4531)
  • Senior Seminar in Justice Studies (CRJU 4631)
  • Internships in Justice Studies (CRJU 4792)
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice: Institutional Corrections and Penology (CRJU 7632)

Contact Information

PO Box 8105
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-1397
Office: Carroll 1076


Publications: Books (2)

Refereed Journal Articles (14)

Non-Refereed Publications (5)

Conference Presentations (23)