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Laura Boser-Kane

Laura Boser-Kane

Department Chair, Associate Professor


  • Sociology and Criminology

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Dr. Laura Kane is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology. Dr. Kane teaches broadly in both disciplines here at Capital. Previously, she taught courses in Crime Measurement; Introduction to Criminology, Law and Society; and Family Law before coming to Capital. She is an active member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), an international body that focuses on crime and its correlates.

Dr. Kane's research interests center on mechanisms of social control, particularly with regard to how informal social controls become formal social controls. Coming from an interdisciplinary tradition, Dr. Kane notes how numerous fields speak to one another and uses a sociological lens to make sense of these intersections.

Dr. Kane uses a variety of pedagogies in her classes and is always developing new techniques to enhance learning. Recently, she is interested in developing experiential learning opportunities for her Juvenile Justice course and enhancing student activities so that all students are engaged in all of her classes.

Principles of Sociology
Social Deviance and Social Control
Principles of Criminology
Juvenile Justice
White-Collar Crime
Career Planning
Ethics in Sociology/Criminology
Degrees Earned
Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from University of California, Irvine
AM in Criminology from University of Pennsylvania
AB in Mathematics and French from Bryn Mawr College