Kristine Botsford Mullendore

Professor Bailey

Professor

Professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

B.S., Michigan State University

J.D., Boston University

Office: 271-C DeVos

Phone: 616-331-7147

E-mail: mullendk@gvsu.edu

Office Hours

Expertise

Criminal Law; Constitutional Law & Civil Liberties; Paralegal Profession & Education

About

Professor Kristine Mullendore, JD is a former Assistant Kent County Prosecutor who has been a member of the School of Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Program faculty since August of 1995.  Her research and scholarship interests are varied and include diversity in the legal profession, civil law issues surrounding catastrophic terrorism, violence against women, and the sexual abuse of female inmates.  Professor Mullendore has been actively engaged in faculty leadership positions for the GVSU faculty in the Academic Senate serving as Chair for three years.  In addition, Professor Mullendore was awarded a Pew Teaching Excellence Award in 2005, and the CCPS Outstanding Service Award in 2011, and was selected as Sigma Kappa Professor of the Month for March, 2015.

Teaches

  • CJ 302- Criminal Law
  • CJ 305- Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
  • CJ 340- Court Process
  • LS 201- Introduction to Law
  • LS/WGS 370- Women and the Law (Human Rights Issues Course)
  • LS 495- Legal Thought (Capstone)

Research Interests Her research and scholarship interests are varied and include diversity in the legal profession, civil law issues surrounding catastrophic terrorism, violence against women, and the sexual abuse of female inmates. Also, wrongful conviction – correlating factors, and responses to campus sexual assaults in institutions of higher education.

Journal Articles

  • “Looking for the Law: ACJS Program Standards and Introductory Criminal Justice Textbooks” Second author with first author Assistant Professor Ruth Stevens and Dr. James David Ballard. Legal Education eJournal 10: 12 (5 May 2013) [Abstracts]
  • “A Leadership Approach to Criminal Justice Education: Developing Tomorrow’s Decision Makers”. Second author with Dr. Brian Kingshott. Dr. Frank Hughes, and Dr. Johan Prinsloo. Criminal Justice Studies 21; 1, 61-77 (2008).
  • “Risk Evaluations for the Courts: Is Service Quality a Function of Specialization?” co-authored with Dr. Anton Tolman. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 34: No. 3, June, 2003, 225-232 (2003)
  • “Weapons of Mass Victimization, Radioactive Waste Shipments, and Environmental Laws: Policy Making and First Responders.” Co-authored with Dr. James David Ballard. American Behavioral Scientist. 46, No. 6, 766-781 (February/2003).
  • “Legal Issues Related to Electronic Monitoring.” Co-authored with Dr. James David Ballard. The Journal of Offender Monitoring. 15, no. 2 (Summer/Fall, 2002). (At publisher’s request, reformatted and modified as re-print in
  • “A Practitioner’s Guide to the Administration of Electronic Monitoring Programs” noted next). “A Practitioner’s Guide to the Administration of Electronic Monitoring Programs.” Co-authored with Dr. James David Ballard. Offender Programs Report. 5:no. 5, (January/February 2002) (Reprint of above article).
  • “Sexually Abused Female Inmates in State and Local Correctional Institutions: Lead author with Laurie Beever, JD. Women, Girls, & Criminal Justice. 1, no 6, October/November 2000.
  • “Equal Protection Issues of Electronic Monitoring: Administrative Issues?” Lead author with Dr. James David Ballard, Journal of Offender Monitoring. 12, no 1 (January 2000).

Book Contributions/Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

  • “The Courts” (2014) In Justice and Society: An introduction. Grand Valley State University: SCJ: Grand Rapids, MI (Third edition) In press.
  • “The Courts” (2013) In Justice and Society: An introduction. Grand Valley State University: SCJ: Grand Rapids, MI (Second edition).
  • “The Courts” (2011) In Justice and Society: An introduction. Grand Valley State University: SCJ: Grand Rapids, MI.
  • “Getting Tenure and Redressing Denial” (2011) In A Guide to Surviving A Career in Academia: Navigating the rites of passage (2011) Edited by Emily Lenning, Sara Brightman, and Susan Caringella. NY. NY: Routledge.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Problems (2008) edited by Vincent Parillo. Thousand Oaks, CA: Safe Press. “Reasonable Suspicion.”
  • “Legal Aspects of Emergency Situations in NATO AND TERRORISM: On Scene: New Challenges for First Responders and Civil Protection (2007) Springer; The Netherlands. Eds.
  • Steinhausler, F. and Edwards, F., NATO Scientific Publication Series (Conference Proceeding materials written with co-author Dr. James David Ballard noted below have been incorporated into this book in sections 2.4.1-2.4.10 at pp 32-44.
  • “The Presumption of Response to Terrorism: Potential Legal Aspects Relative to First Responders” in NATO AND TERRORISM: Catastrophic Terrorism and First Responders (2005) Springer; The Netherlands. Eds. Steinhausler, F. and Edwards, F., NATO Scientific Publication Series (Conference Proceeding materials written with co-author Dr. James David Ballard noted below have been incorporated into this book at pp 85-96).
  • “Sexually Abused Female Inmates in State and Local Correctional Institutions: Lead author with Laurie Beever, JD. (2005/2006) Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System: Policy Issues and Practice Strategies. Civic Research Institute, NY, NY. Ed. Immagarieon, R. (Re-publication of journal article noted above.).

Published Conference Proceedings

“The Presumption of Response to Terrorism: Potential Legal Aspects Relative to First Responders”. Coauthored with Dr. James David Ballard. Published in CD for by University of Salzburg and Technisches Hilfswerk, Neuhausen-Stuttgart, Germany. NATO Advanced Research Workshop (May 2004).

Agency Reports

“Grand Rapids Bar Association: 1998 Diversity Survey Report.” Co-authored with James David Ballard, Bruce Bikle, and Linda Rynbrandt. Peer reviewed agency report. May 1998.

Electronic form of publication: “Grand Rapids Bar Association: 1998 Diversity Survey Report.” Coauthored with James David Ballard, Bruce Bikle, and Linda Rynbrandt. Final results of the peer-reviewed agency in report reformatted and presented on the GRBA website. 

Electronic Publication

Stevens, Ruth S, Mullendore, Kristine Botsford and Ballard, James David, Looking for the Law: ACJS Program Certification Standards and Introductory Criminal Justice Textbooks (December 19, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2191769.