William R. King

Associate professor of Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University

Dr. William R. King is an associate professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, Texas. He earned his Ph.D. (1998) and M.S. (1993) in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. (1992) in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Dr. King previously was a professor at Bowling Green State University for 13 years, where he also served as the Director of the Crime and Justice Research Laboratory.

Between 2005 and 2008 Dr. King was involved in a violent crime reduction effort in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. His research interests include studying criminal justice organizations, such as police agencies, crime labs, and the forensics processing industry. He is also interested in homicide investigations, and long term change and continuity in police agencies. Dr. King’s works have recently appeared in Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of Forensic Identification, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Forensic Science Policy and Management.