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Judy Porter

Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts

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Judy Porter

Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, University of Northern Colorado; MA, New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Bio

Professor Porter has a B.A. in Sociology with a Criminal Justice emphasis and a minor in English from the University of Northern Colorado; a M. A. in Sociology from New Mexico State University; and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Porter teaches a variety of courses in both the undergraduate and the graduate program. Some of the courses are cross-listed with Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Porter is one of the faculty sponsors of the Criminal Justice Student Association. Her research interests include interpersonal violence and intimate partner violence. Dr. Porter is the Undergraduate Program Director.

Interests: Kayaking in the Genesee River and Erie Canal and attending Shakespeare in the Park and foreign films.

Positions held

Associate Professor - Rochester Institute of Technology - 2004-present

Courses offered

  • Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Theories of Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Theory
  • Minority Groups in the Criminal Justice System
  • Seminar on Sexual Violence
  • Field Experience
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Currently Teaching

CRIM-110
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to criminal justice. One of the primary goals of this course is to provide a general understanding of how the criminal justice system responds to crime in society. The main component parts of the criminal justice system (i.e., police, courts, and corrections) will be examined with a particular emphasis on developing an understanding of the behavior and interactions among the main actors in the criminal justice system. To accomplish this goal, we will examine how criminal cases are processed in the criminal justice system. We will also consider how external forces, such as political decisions, public opinion, and the media influence criminal justice decision-making. Students will also formulate, argue, and evaluate ethical perspectives regarding criminal justice systems, individual-level decisions, and recognize relationships with other ethical problems in society. Finally, throughout the course we will emphasize how the societal response to crime has evolved over time.
CRIM-703
3 Credits
This course will provide students with a detailed understanding of the theories that have guided criminological research and policy. Subject matter will cover the major influences in criminology: the classical school, the Chicago School, strain theories, socialization, and learning theories, and conflict theories, among others. The prerequisite for this course will be a strong undergraduate foundation in theories of crime and criminality.
CRIM-100
3 Credits
This seminar acquaints students with key resources for understanding and conducting criminal justice research. The course involves extensive reading, writing, and discussion. It covers the principles of the criminal justice system including the relationship between system components, their effectiveness, and theories of operation and reform. Consideration is also given to specific problems within the branches of the criminal justice system.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Porter, Judy L and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "The Relationship between Family of Origin Violence, Interpersonal Victimization, and Race/Ethnicity in a College Sample." Sage Open 1. (2018): 54-62. Web.
Porter, Judy L, LaVerne McQuiller Williams, and Kristy Love. "Interaction of Auditory Status, Child Maltreatment, and Victimization of Intimate Partner Violence." Athens Journal of Social Sciences 6. 1 (2019): 1-18. Web.
Smith, LaVerne McQuiller Williams, Judy L. Porter & Tony R. "Understanding Date Rape Attitudes and Behaviors: Exploring the Influence of Race, Gender and Prior Sexual Victimization.”." Victims & Offenders. (2015): 173-198. Web.
Porter, LaVerne McQuiller Williams, Judy L. "The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration Among College Students: Focus on Auditory Status and Gender." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 30. 13 (2015): 2304-25. Print.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "Dual Marginality: The Effects of the Intersection of Auditory Status and Sexual Orientation on Abuse in A College Sample of Women and Men." Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma 22. 6 (2013): 577-589. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Porter, Judy L and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "Interaction of Auditory Status, Child Maltreatment, Victimization of Intimate Partner Violence." Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Sociology. Ed. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos. Athens, Greece, Greece: n.p., Web.
Invited Article/Publication
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "A Comparison of Deaf College Students, and Hard of Hearing College Students Experiences and Risk Factors of Psychological and Physical Abuse." Sage Open Access. (2014). Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller Williams. "The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment and Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration Among College Students: A Focus on Auditory Atatus and Gender." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. San Francisco, CA. 1 Oct. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller. "Addressing Violence Against Women: A Comparison of Spain and Italy." Annual Meeting of the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. Las Vegas, NV. 14 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy and LaVerne McQuiller. "The Impact of Auditory Status and Sexual Orientation on Abuse in A College Sample of Women and Men." Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, GA. 23 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy, et al. "Self-Control Theory and American Deaf Culture." Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. New York, NY. 13-17 Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Porter, Judy, et al. "A Longitudinal Test of Self-Control Theory." Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL. 14-17 Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.