Karol Lucken, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Criminal Justice

Office: HS1 326

Phone: 407-823-2603


Professional Summary

My primary research concentration is punishment in America. This encompasses the history and philosophy of punishment, offender reentry, collateral sanctions, and correctional policy and trends more broadly. A secondary area of research has involved victim services and judicial behavior and decision-making in civil protection order hearings.


Florida State University, PhD in Criminology

Areas of Expertise

  • History of Punishment
  • Offender Reentry
  • Privatization in Corrections

Research Interests

  • [Ex] Offender Perspectives on Employment
  • Occupational Barriers/Collateral Sanctions
  • Critique of “what works” correctional program evaluation

Recent Publications

Lucken, K. (2020). Game changer? The impact of the reentry movement on post-prison supervision. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 31(1):58-79.

Lucken, K. & Fandetti, R. (2019) Reentry as correctional reform: Finding the boundaries of meaning in post-prison supervision. Journal of Crime & Justice, 42(2): 184-200.

Lucken, K. (2017). Rethinking punishment: challenging conventions in research and policy. London, UK/New York, USA: Routledge.

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