- Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Washington State University (2008)
- M.A. Criminal Justice, Washington State University (2004)
- B.A. Political Science (Cum Laude), Gonzaga University (2001)
- A.A. Liberal Arts, Spokane Community College (1999)
Areas of Expertise:
Gender and Justice, Violence against Women, Institutional/Community Corrections, Women Inmates and Offenders, Custodial Health Care, Prison Violence, Fear of Crime
Dr. Cortney Franklin joined the College in 2008 after earning her Ph.D. from Washington State University. She specializes in victimology and specifically, violence against women, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Her work also concentrates on gender and justice issues. Her current research has appeared or is forthcoming in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence Against Women, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Feminist Criminology. Dr. Franklin recently received the inaugural New Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Science's Victimology section at the Association's 2012 annual meeting in New York. Her most recent research has examined intimate partner violence and sexual assault and victimization.