Gayle Rhineberger

Professor of Criminology

Gayle Rhineberger

Bartlett 1116

(319) 273-3245

Gayle Rhineberger

Professor of Criminology


2003 Ph.D., Sociology, Western Michigan University
1998 M.A., Sociology, Colorado State University 
1996 B.A., Sociology, College of St. Benedict

Teaching Interests

Ethics in Crime, Law, and Justice; Criminology Senior Seminar (e.g., stress, burnout, secondary trauma, work-family conflict in criminal justice professionals); Media and Crime; Inequality and Crime; Community Corrections.

Research Interests

Media and crime; Workplace Experiences (stress, burnout, secondary trauma, work-family conflict) of Criminal Justice System Professionals; Crime and Inequality

Professional Accomplishments

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle and Nicole E. Rader. “Equality or Tokenism? Intellectual Authority by Race, Gender, and Job Status in Fictional Crime Dramas.”  Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. Forthcoming, 2017.

 Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle, Kristin Mack, and Kimberly Baker. 2016. “Comparing Demographic Factors, Background Characteristics, and Workplace Perceptions as Predictors of Burnout among Community Corrections Officers.” Criminal Justice and Behavior. DOI: 10.1177/0093854816666583

 Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle, Kristin Mack, and Kimberly Baker. 2016. “Secondary Trauma among Community Corrections Staff.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 55(5): 293-307, DOI: 10.1080/10509674.2016.1181132

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle, Steven Briggs, and Nicole E. Rader. 2016. “The CSI Effect, DNA Discourse, and Popular Crime Dramas.” Social Science Quarterly. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12289

Rader, Nicole E. and Gayle M. Rhineberger-Dunn. 2016.  “Victim Blame in Fictional Crime Dramas: An Examination of Demographic, Incident Related and Behavioral Factors.” Women and Criminal Justice. 26(1): 55-75.  DOI: 10.1080/08974454.2015.1023487

 Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle, Steven Briggs, and Nicole E. Rader. 2015. “Clearing Crime in Prime-Time: The Disjuncture between Fiction and Reality.” American Journal of Criminal Justice. Forthcoming. DOI 10.1007/s12103-015-9300-z

 Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle M.  2013. “Myth versus Reality: Comparing the Depiction of Juvenile

Delinquency in Small Town Newspapers with Arrest Data.”  Sociological Inquiry, DOI: 10.1111/soin.12006 (Published online in Early View).

 +Schotter, Casey James and Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn.  (In Press).  The I-35W Bridge Collapse:

Crimes of Commission and Omission Resulting from the Confluence of State Processes and Political-Economic Conditions.  Forthcoming,  Critical Criminology

 +Koeppel, Maria D.H., Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, and Kristen Mack.  2013.  “Cross-National Homicide: A Review and Analysis of the Literature.”   Forthcoming, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle M. 2011. “Comparing Large and Small Metropolitan Newspaper  Coverage of  Delinquency with Arrest Data: Differential Coverage or More of the Same?”   Criminal Justice Students: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society, 24(3):275-296.

 Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle and Susan M. Carlson. 2011.  “An Analysis of the Mediating Effects of Social  Relations and Controls on Neighborhood Crime Victimization.”  Western Criminology    Review, 12(1):15-34.

 Rader, Nicole E. and Gayle M. Rhineberger-Dunn.  2010. “Portraying Violence against Women in  Television Crime Dramas.” Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 17(1):231-263.

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle and Susan M. Carlson. 2009. "Confirmatory Factor Analyses of Collective Efficacy and Police Satisfaction: A Research Note." Journal of Crime and Justice, Forthcoming.

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle, Nicole Rader, and Kevin D. Williams. 2008. "Constructing Juvenile Delinquency through Crime Drama: A Historical Analysis of Law & Order." Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 15(1): 94-116.

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle M. and Megan C. Mullins. 2008. " Exploring Academic Discourse on Criminal Justice Ethics: Where are We?" Journal of Crime and Justice 31(1):81-111.

Rhineberger, Gayle. 2006. "Research Methods and Research Ethics Coverage in Criminology and Criminal Justice Textbooks." Journal of Criminal Justice Education 17(2): 279-296.

Rhineberger, Gayle M., David J. Hartmann, and Thomas L. Van Valey. 2005. "Triangulated Research Designs- A Justification?" Journal of Applied Sociology 22(1):56-66.

Book Chapters:
Hartmann, David J. and Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn. "Issues in Criminal Justice Evaluation: Evaluating Michigan's Drug Courts." Book Chapter in Doing Sociology. Eds. Jammie Price, Jeff Breese and Roger Strauss. Forthcoming, 2009.

Other Publications:
Hartmann, David J., Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, and Thomas L. Van Valey. 2007. "A Comment on Boeri's Iterative Triangulation." Journal of Applied Social Science 1(1):49-51.