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Amanda K. Cox

Amanda K. Cox
Associate Professor of Instruction in Sociology
Bentley Annex 109

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Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Research & Specialization

  • The death penalty
  • Racial & socioeconomic inequality in punishment
  • Criminal justice ethics
  • Criminological theory

Courses Taught

  • UC 1900: Sociology/Criminology Learning Community
  • CAS 2500: Breaking the Law
  • SOC 1000: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 2600: Criminal Justice
  • SOC 3600: Criminology
  • SOC 3620: Ethics in Law, Crime, & Justice
  • SOC 3660: Punishment & Society
  • SOC 4950: The Death Penalty in the United States
  • SOC 6030: Crime and Deviance

Selected Publications

Cox, A. K.  & Frank, B. A. (2020). Gendered Death: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Femininity and the Death Penalty. In L. M. Carter, C. Blankenship, and C. Marcum (Eds.), Punishing Gender Past and Present: Examining the Criminal Justice System Across Gendered Experiences. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Cox, A. K.  (2018). Death Penalty and the Poor. In Cliff Robertson (Ed.), Handbook on Social Justice in Criminal Justice. New York: Routledge.

Bratina, M. P., Cox, A. K. & Fetzer, M. D. (2016). Racism and white death penalty support: A test of the racist punitive bias hypothesis. International Journal of Police Science and Management. 18(2), 140-154.

Cox, A. K. (2013). Student death penalty attitudes: Does new information matter? Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 24, 443-460.