Dr. Kate King
Professor of Sociology
Office: Grise Hall 110
Phone: (270) 745-2023
Prison Culture, Victimology, Death Penalty, and AIDS in Prison.
As a paralegal working on capital cases and other serious felonies for the California Public Defender, I became intrigued with life behind prison walls for inmates and staff. My areas of research include AIDS in prison, elderly inmates, women and the justice system, attitudes and language of inmates and correctional staff, and ethical decision-making by law enforcement officials. My current research involves the attitudes, experiences, and beliefs of family members of homicide victims. I have also been exploring how power is used by the justice system and the “alternative realities” of those engaged by it.
PhD, State University of New York at Albany - 1992.