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Kimberly D. McCorkle University of West Florida, USA

Dr. Kimberly D. McCorkle is a former state prosecutor and is currently professor of legal studies, chair of the Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration, and Sport Management, and associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of West Florida. As a prosecutor she worked as a specialized domestic violence prosecutor and conducted over 50 misdemeanor and felony jury trials as lead counsel. In that position, she also trained law enforcement officers on the legal aspects of investigating domestic violence crime. Over the last 15 years she has been interviewed numerous times by local and national media as an expert on domestic violence crime. 

Her primary research focus is intimate partner and family violence. Dr. McCorkle has published numerous articles and has presented and trained on DV and DV homicide. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the national Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG), the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA), and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).