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Claire M. Renzetti


I am currently the co-PI on a project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW, DOJ) in which we are evaluating a therapeutic horticulture program at a local battered women's shelter. I am also a conusltant on an NIJ-funded research project that examines transitional housing programs for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). My other research projects include studies of university students' perceptions of responsibility, blame, and just punishment in campus sexual assault cases; and studies of the relationships between religiosity, religious self-regulation, and IPV perpetration and victimization, including the effects of variious moderating and mediating variables (e.g., alcohol use, hostile and ambivalent sexism, social dominance orientation, right-wing authoritarianism, empathy) on these relationships.  

Selected Publications:

Renzetti, C.M., & Morris, E. (forthcoming). Women, men, and society: The sociology of gender (7/e). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Golding, J., Lynch, K.R., Renzetti, C.M., & Pals, A.M. (In press). Beyond the stranger in the woods: Perceptions and legal decision-making in adult rape cases. In B. Bornstein & M. Miller (Eds.), Advances in psychology and law, Vol. 6. New York: Springer.

Renzetti, C.M., Follingstad, D.R., & Campe, M.I. (2021). Mixed methods in the context of quasi-experimental research designs. In J. Devaney, C. Bradbury-Jones, S. Holt, R.J. Macy, & C. Overlien (Eds.), The Routledge handbook on domestic violence and
abuse (pp. 734-748). London: Routledge.

Renzetti, C.M., & Campe, M.I. (2021). Feminist praxis and gender violence. In N. Naples (Ed.), Companion to feminist studies (pp. 411-426). New York: Wiley- Blackwell.

Lynch, K.R., Boots, D.P., Jackson, D., & Renzetti, C.M. (2021). Firearm-related abuse and protective order requests among intimate partner violence victims. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Advance online publication,

Davis, R., & Renzetti, C.M. (2020). Is religious self-regulation a risk or a protective factor formen’s intimate partner violence perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication,

Chahal, J.K., Li, C., Follingstand, D.R., & Renzetti, C.M. (2020). Are college students’ attitudes related to their sanctions for campus sexual assault cases. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Advance online publication,

Miller-Perrin, C.L., Perrin, R.D., & Renzetti, C.M. (2020). Violence and maltreatment in ntimate relationships (2/e). Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publications.

Renzetti, C.M., & Follingstad, D.R. (Eds.) (2020). Adjudicating campus sexual misconduct: Controversies and challenges. Sand Diego, CA: Cognella.

Follingstad, D.R., Li, C., Chahal, J.K., & Renzetti, C.M. (2020). Students’ perceptions of justice: Applications of sanctions, guilt, and responsibility in campus sexual assault cases. Journal of Family Violence, Advance online publication,

Renzetti, C.M., Follingstad, D.R., & Coker, A.L. (Eds.) (2017). Preventing intimate partner violence: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Bristol, England: Policy Press.

Renzetti, Claire M., Edleson, Jeffrey L., & Bergen, Raquel K. (Eds.) (2017). Sourcebook on Violence Against Women (3rd ed).  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

[See CV for publications prior to 2017, conference presentations, and academic lectures.]