Kristen M. Budd, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Wiekamp Hall 2235
(574) 520-4403

Dr. Budd joined the criminal justice faculty at IUSB in 2012.  She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2011.  Her teaching and research interests are in Criminology and Law and Society.  She has authored and coauthored scientific articles in journals such as Journal of Family Violence and Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.  Her research investigates social and legal responses to crime and social problems; public perceptions of crime, laws, and punishments; and prisoner reentry and recidivism.  She is currently working on research analyzing sex offender laws and policies, specifically public perceptions of residency restrictions and registration and notification.