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Lauren Porter Ph.D.

Lauren Porter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220G LeFrak
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-1711


  1. Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY, 2012
  2. MA, Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY, 2010
  3. BA, Sociology, Dickinson College, 2006


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 that revolve around punishment. In particular, she investigates questions related to incarceration, including the collateral consequences of imprisonment and how population dynamics shape incarceration trends. Her current work also explores how offenders interact with neighborhood environments to choose crime locations and targets.

Her interests include Social Demography; Punishment; Consequences of Incarceration; Crime and Place