Criminal Justice & Criminology
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Barbara King

Statesboro Campus
Office: Carroll Building – Room 1088
Phone: (912) 478-8026



Barbara King received her M.A. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University. After completing her doctoral course work in Political Science, she began teaching at Georgia Southern University in 2004. With her multi-disciplinary background, she has taught for the departments of Political Science, Sociology, and International Studies. Ms. King has taught for the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology since 2013. Her past research has focused on deviant behavior, criminological theory, and social movements. She also has published research detailing the impact of female senators on the U.S. Senate’s institutional norms.
Her current research on deviant youth subcultures and the Czech dissident movement combines her interests in social movements and deviant behavior. Ms. King’s teaching interests also reflect her sociology and political science backgrounds. She teaches in the areas of justice and ethics, criminal behavior, judicial process, comparative criminal justice, and crimes against humanity.


M.A., Sociology  (1998)
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

B.A., Sociology (1994)
Pacific Lutheran University

Undergraduate Courses

An Ideal World?
Becoming President: Campaigns and Elections American Style
Collective Behavior
Comparative World Justice Systems
Crime and Justice
Crimes Against Humanity
Criminal Behavior
Deviance and Youth Subcultures
Deviant Behavior
Gender and Politics
Introduction to American Government
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Humanities
Introduction to International Studies
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to Sociology
Judicial Process
Justice and Ethics
Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Justice
Model United Nations
Social Movements and Democratization in Eastern Europe
Social Problems
Social Problems Through Film
Theories of Justice
Women and Politics: From Voting to Victories

Recent Research
Awards & Honors

2002 – American Association of University Women (AAUW) Graduate Scholarship
2002 – Beloit College Language Scholarship
2001 – Research Grant from Joint Women’s Studies and University Women’s Professional Advancement Juried Competition
2000 – American Political Science Association Graduate Student Travel Grant
1999 – Southern Illinois University Doctoral Fellowship

Last updated: 12/27/2017

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