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William King


  • Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati (1998)
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati (1993)
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1992)


Office: CJ Hotel Building 227
Phone: (936) 294-1645

Areas of Expertise:
Police Organizational Structure, The Life Course and Disbanding of Police Agencies, Crime Lab Performance, Criminal Investigations, Ballistics


  • King, W., & Matusiak, M. (2012). The myth that police use of force is wide spread. In R. Bohm & J.T. Walker (Eds.) Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • King, W.R., Cihan, A., and Heinonen, J. (2011). The reliability of police employee counts: Comparing FBI and ICMA data 1954-2008. Journal of Criminal Justice. Advance online publication.
  • Habersman, C. & King, W.R. (2011). The role of research and planning units in law enforcement organizations. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 34(4), 687-698.
  • Kuhns, J.B., Johnson, D., & King, W.R. (2011). Resident perceptions of police mistreatment and use of force in a troubled Trinidadian neighborhood. Journal of Crime & Justice, 34(3), 234-249.
  • Maguire, E.R., King, W.R., Johnson, D., & Katz, C. (2010). Why homicide clearance rates decrease: Evidence from the Caribbean. Policing and Society, 20(4), 373-400.
  • King, W.R. (2010). Organizational failure and the disbanding of local police agencies. Crime & Delinquency.
  • King W., & Dunn, T. (2010). Detecting Deception in Field Settings: A Review and Critique of the Criminal Justice and Psychological Literatures. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. 33(2), 305-320.
  • King, W., Katz, C., Giangrasso, D. & Herrera, P. (2010). Improving Homicide Case Closures in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Crime & Justice Analysts. 1-16.

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