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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Interim Chair

ChriDr. Christine Horne, Interim Chair.stine Horne
Johnson Tower 701B, WSU Pullman


Ph.D. Sociology, 1997, University of Arizona
J.D., 1989, Columbia Law School


Christine Horne is Interim Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Professor in the Department of Sociology. She received a JD from Columbia Law School and practiced law for several years before returning to graduate school and earning a PhD in sociology from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on norms and informal social control. She develops general theoretical understanding of the emergence, enforcement, and application of norms and applies theoretical insights to diverse substantive domains.

Courses Taught

Social Psychology of Communication, Social Problems, Introduction to Social Theory, Introduction to Research Methods, and Experimental Methods.

Research Interests

Norms and social control.