Brandt Hall 322
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7950
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Laura Krieger-Sample has been an Instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology at Southeast Missouri State University since 2012. Prior to academia, she worked as a legal assistant and in the field of probation and parole.

In addition to her teaching load, she serves as the Criminal Justice and Sociology Internship Coordinator.
Laura has been a certified volunteer in corrections (VIC) for the Missouri Department of Corrections since 2015 and assists in the facilitation of restorative justice, reentry, leadership, and victimization programming.


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

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Corrections
Community-Based Corrections
Institutional Corrections
Juvenile Justice
Offender Rehabilitation
Death Penalty
Restorative Justice

Research Interests

Her research interests are wide ranging, and she has presented and published in the areas of corrections, capital punishment, law enforcement, student empathy, restorative justice, victimology, leadership, and best practices in student learning.

Current Projects

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