Heather Zurburg King
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminal Justice
Office:  Cornwell 318
P.O. Box:  6662
Phone:  (828) 689-1293
  • B.A., Criminology, University of Florida, 2007
  • M.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Criminology, Florida State University, 2017
  • Curriculum Vitae

Publications & Presentations:

  • U.S. Embassy – Trinidad & Tobago, Trinbagonians and the Middle East: Investigating Trinbagonians’ Return From Islamic States, The Institute of Criminology & Public Safety (ICPS)
  • Evolution of Terrorism Within the New York Times and Wall Street Journal from 1960- 2006
  • Human Trafficking Analytical Model (HTAM), Human Smuggling & Trafficking Center, University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Human Trafficking in the State of Virginia, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, (Baltimore, Maryland), 2018
  • Dissertation Title: The Effect of Inmates Occupational Prestige on Institutional Misconduct, Post-Prison Employment, and Recidivism (Publication Forthcoming)
  • The Current Scope of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in Florida, American Society of Criminology, (New Orleans, LA), 2016
  • LEO’s Killed in the Line of Duty, American Society of Criminology, (Washington, DC), 2015

Research Interests:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Terrorism and Religion
  • White Collar Crime: Organized Crime; Financial Fraud
  • Institutional Misconduct, Post-Prison Employment, and Recidivism