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Ms. Laura Krieger, M.S.

Office: Brandt  322


Ms. Krieger joined the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology as full-time faculty in 2012.  She also serves as Co-Faculty Advisor for the Criminal Justice Association. 

Before joining the faculty, she worked as a Legal Assistant at a local law firm, and then as a Probation and Parole Officer. 

When not working, Ms. Krieger loves watching crime documentaries, eating out, and spoiling her twin nieces.  She serves as a State’s witness for inmate executions, and is a volunteer with the Missouri Department of Corrections.  Ms. Krieger is also a season ticket holder for men’s basketball; Go Redhawks!


BS, Criminal Justice & Psychology, Southeast Missouri State University
MS, Criminal Justice, Southeast Missouri State University

Teaching Interests

Corrections (Institutional and Non-Institutional)
Death Penalty

Research Interests

Correctional Policy
Offender Rehabilitation
Restorative Justice
Drug Courts
Death Penalty
Societal Empathy for Offenders 

Current Projects

  1. The impact that serving on a victim impact panel has on the victim.  (With Dr. Raleigh Blasdell and Dr. Michelle Kilburn.)