College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Kristin Mack

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Faculty - Professor of Sociology



Research Interests

My areas of specialization are family, life course and aging, and research methods and statistics.  My research interests include examining the influence of significant life events on individual well-being and family relationships and how family factors influence occupational outcomes.

Selected Publications

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle M., Kristin Y. Mack, and Kimberly M. Baker. 2017. Comparing Demographic Factors, Background Characteristics, and Workplace Perceptions as Predictors of Burnout among Community Corrections Officers. Criminal Justice and Behavior 44:205-225.

Rhineberger-Dunn, Gayle M., Kristin Y. Mack, and Kimberly M. Baker. 2016. Secondary Trauma among Community Corrections Staff: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 55:293-307.

Mack, Kristin Y. Michael J. Leiber, and Jennifer Peck. 2015. The Effects of Family Structure and Family Processes on Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors of Male and Female Youth: A Longitudinal Examination. Deviant Behavior 36:740-764.

Koeppel, Maria D. H., Gayle M. Rhineberger-Dunn, and Kristin Y. Mack. 2015. Cross-National Homicide: A Review of the Current Literature. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 39:47-85.

Leiber, Michael J., John Reitzel, and Kristin Y. Mack. 2011. Probation Officer Recommendations for Sentencing Relative to Judicial Practice: The Implications for African Americans. Criminal Justice Policy Review 22:301-329.

Leiber, Michael J., Kristin Y. Mack, and Richard A. Featherstone. 2009. Family Structure, Family Processes, Economic Factors, and Delinquency: Similarities and Differences by Race and Ethnicity. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 7:79-99.

Mack, Kristin Y., Michael J. Leiber, Richard A. Featherstone, and Maria A. Monserud. 2007. Reassessing the Family-Delinquency Association: Do Family Type, Family Processes, and Economic Factors Make a Difference? Journal of Criminal Justice 35:51-67.

Mack, Kristin Y. and Michael J. Leiber. 2005. Race, Gender, Single-Mother Households, and Delinquency: A Further Test of Power-Control Theory. Youth & Society 37:115-144.

Mack, Kristin Y. 2004. The Effects of Early Parental Death on Sibling Relationships in Later Life. Omega 49: 131-148.

Leiber, Michael J. and Kristin Y. Mack. 2003. The Individual and Joint Effects of Race, Gender, and Family Status on Juvenile Justice Decision-Making. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 40:34-70.

Leiber, Michael J. and Kristin Y. Mack. 2002. Race, Age, and Juvenile Justice Decision-Making. Journal of Crime and Justice 25:23-47.

Leiber, Michael J., Kimberly Schwarze, Kristin Y. Mack, and Margaret Farnworth. 2002. The Effects of Occupation and Education on Punitive Orientations Among Juvenile Justice Personnel. Journal of Criminal Justice 30:303-316.

Mack, Kristin Y. 2001. Childhood Family Disruptions and Adult Well-Being: The Differential Effects of Divorce and Parental Death. Death Studies 25:419-443.

Hoyt, Danny R., David O’Donnell, and Kristin Y. Mack. 1995. Psychological Distress and Size of Place: The Epidemiology of Rural Economic Stress. Rural Sociology 60:707-720.


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