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Claire M. Renzetti

Research Interests:
Criminlogy & the Sociology of Law
Sociology of Gender
Gender & Crime
Interpersonal Violence

I am currently analyzing data and writing papers based on a project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW, DOJ) in which we evaluated a therapeutic horticulture program at a local battered women's shelter. I am also a consultant on an NIJ-funded research project that examines transitional housing programs for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). My other writing projects include a co-edited book on gender-based violence in families, a co-authored book on students' sense of belonging, and a co-authored meta-analysis of IPV against women with disabilities. Additional research studies include an analysis 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 various 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). Gendered societies: Exploring the sociology of gender. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Bergen, R.K., & Renzetti, C.M. (Eds.) (forthcoming). Gendered violence families: New directions. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Kistler, L.C., Renzetti, C.M., Follingstad, D.R., Li, C.R., & Chahal, J.K. (2023). Students' perceptions of guilt, responsibility, and just punishment when accounts of campus sexual assault conflict. Sex Roles.

Golding, J., Lynch, K.R., Renzetti, C.M., & Pals, A.M. (2022). 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, 37(15-16),

Follingstad, D.R., Li, C., Chahal, J.K., & Renzetti, C.M. (2021). Students’ perceptions of justice: Applications of sanctions, guilt, and responsibility in campus sexual assault cases. Journal of Family Violence, 36, 307-324,

Davis, R., & Renzetti, C.M. (2021). Is religious self-regulation a risk or a protective factor formen’s intimate partner violence perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(11-12),

Chahal, J.K., Li, C., Follingstand, D.R., & Renzetti, C.M. (2021). Are college students’ attitudes related to their sanctions for campus sexual assault cases. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37 (5-6),

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

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

[See CV for publications prior to 2020, conference presentations, and academic lectures.]