The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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M. Kristen Hefner

M. Kristen Hefner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at The Citadel. She earned a B.A. in psychology from North Carolina State University, an M.A. in sociology/criminology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Delaware. Her primary research and teaching interests include victimology, gender/social inequalities, socio-legal studies, criminal justice institutions and organizations, criminal justice policy/law, and qualitative methods. She has conducted research on gender/gendered violence, law, prisons, restorative justice, and policing and is the lead- or co-author on numerous peer-reviewed journal articles appearing in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Children and Youth Services Review, and Journal of Applied Social Science.

Contact Information
Telephone: 843-953-6061
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Ph.D. Sociology (University of Delaware)
M.A. Sociology with concentration in Criminology (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
B.A. Psychology minor in Criminology (North Carolina State University)

Areas of Research Interest:
Violence against Women/Children
Gender/Social Inequalities
Restorative Justice
Qualitative Methods

Vita: Dr. Hefner's Vita


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