Lauren Porter

Assistant Professor

Lauren Porter earned a Ph.D. in sociology from University at Albany-SUNY in 2012, where she specialized in criminology and social demography. Dr. Porter is largely interested in topics related to incarceration, including the collateral consequences of imprisonment and how population dynamics shape incarceration trends. Her current work also explores the physical and social dynamics of crime hot spots as well as how offenders choose crime locations and targets. 

Areas of Interest:
  • Punishment; Consequences of Incarceration; Health; Social Demography; Crime and Place
Degrees
  • PhD University at Albany, SUNY
  • MA University at Albany, SUNY
  • BA Dickinson College
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS342 Corrections Spring 2018 Syllabus
  • Lauren Porter
2220G LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Phone: (301) 405-1711
Email: lporter1@umd.edu
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 10:30-12:00