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Laurie Gould – Associate Professor

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Statesboro Campus

Office: Carroll Building – Room 1076

Phone: (912) 478-1397


Curriculum Vitae


Laurie A. Gould is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida. Her areas of specialization include, corrections, comparative penology, state fragility, and gender and crime.

She has co-authored two books— Corporal Punishment Around the World (Praeger) and State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal (CRC Press) and is the co-editor of the Routledge Handbook on American Prisons.  Her journal articles have been published in numerous national and international journals including The British Journal of Criminology, Violence Against Women, and Women and Criminal Justice. Her teaching interests include comparative world justice systems, corrections, and research methods.


Ph.D., Public Affairs – Criminal Justice Track (2008)
University of Central Florida

M.S., Criminal Justice (2001)
University of Central Florida

B.S., Liberal Studies (1999)
University of Central Florida

Courses Taught


Comparative World Justice Systems, Corrections, Institutional Corrections, Internships in Justice Studies, Introduction to Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, Race, Crime, and Justice, Research Methods, Senior Seminar in Justice Studies, Special Topics: Corporal Punishment, Terrorism and Mass Violence, and Transnational Crime


Crime and Public Policy, Juvenile Delinquency and Corrections, and Seminar in Criminal Justice: Institutional Corrections and Penology



Gould, L. & Pate, M. (2016). State failure around the world: Fractured justice and fierce reprisal. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

Pate, M. & Gould, L. (2012). Corporal punishment around the world. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

Journal Articles

Gould, L. & Agnich, L. (2016). Exploring the relationship between gender violence and state failure: A cross-national comparison. Violence Against Women, 22(11), 1343–1370.

Policastro, C., Felix, S., Agnich, L., & Gould, L. (2016). Psychological Victimization among College Students. Violence and Gender, 3(1), 42-48.

Miller, B., Agnich, L., Posick, C., & Gould, L. (2015) Cheating around the world: A cross-national analysis of principal reported cheating. The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 26(2), 211-232.

Last updated: 12/15/2023