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, and in particular, questions related to the health issues of currently and formerly incarcerated persons. Her current work also explores the physical and social dynamics of crime hot spots.

Areas of Interest

  • Corrections; Health; Social Demography; Crime and Place
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University at Albany, SUNY
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University at Albany, SUNY
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Dickinson College
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS342 Corrections Spring 2020
CCJS700 Advanced Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice Spring 2020
Lauren Porter
2220G LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
lporter1 [at]
Office Hours
Wednesdays 11:00-12:30 or by appointment