Phinney Hall 313
Department of Culture, Society & Justice
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110
Cortney Franklin is a criminal justice scholar with interdisciplinary research and teaching expertise in victimology, violence against women, institutional response to crime victimization, and gender and justice. She is Co-PI on a National Institute of Justice award to evaluate police and medical response to intimate partner violence involving non-fatal strangulation.
- Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Washington State University, 2008
- M.A., Criminal Justice, Washington State University, 2004
- B.A., Political Science, Gonzaga University, 2001
Before joining the faculty at University of Idaho, Cortney Franklin, Ph.D. was an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (2008 – 2021) and executive director of the Texas State-appropriated Crime Victims’ Institute (2017 – 2020) at Sam Houston State University. Most recently, she spent two years as an associate professor in the Division of Governmental Studies and Services at Washington State University (2021 – 2023). Franklin has been teaching courses on theory, criminal justice institutions, violence against women, gender and crime, and victimology at the graduate and undergraduate levels for nearly two decades.
Her research expertise centers on violence against women, victimology, police response to crime victims, and gender and justice—with special attention to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and other forms of gender-based violence—including stalking and non-fatal strangulation.
Franklin’s externally funded research portfolio totals more than $3m in federal awards and state contracts as PI and Co-PI, including an Office on Violence Against Women award to assess trauma-informed training on police response to sexual and domestic violence and a National Institute of Justice award to study the police and medical response to non-fatal strangulation in the context of intimate partner violence in Burleson, Texas. In May 2023, she was invited by the National Institute of Justice to present her research on trauma-informed training and police response to sexual assault at the NIJ research conference in Arlington, VA. She has also served as lead technical reviewer on multiple review panels for Department of Justice funding solicitations.
In addition to her primary research and teaching foci, Franklin was involved in several legislatively mandated projects while at WSU. These included a multi-site program evaluation of three pre-booking jail diversion programs in Washington State for justice-involved individuals with serious mental health and substance use disorder problems for the Washington Association of Sherriff’s and Police Chiefs, and an assessment of Washington State housing insecurity and homelessness in consultation with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis Division.
Franklin has published more than 50 refereed articles and chapters in criminal justice and criminology. Her work has appeared in Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence Against Women, Deviant Behavior, and Feminist Criminology.