Rebecca HayesAnspach 131
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  • Ph.D., Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida, 2009
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2005
  • B.A., Social Psychology/Criminal Justice (Magna Cum Laude), Western Michigan University, 2002
  • AA., Theatre, Lake Michigan Community College, 2000

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Victimology
  • Gender, Race and Crime
  • Media's Influence on the Criminal Justice system

Research Interests

  • Gender and Racial Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System The CSI Effect Victimology

Selected Publications

  • Richards, T.N., Branch, K.A., & Hayes, R.M. (2013). An exploratory examination of college student to professor disclosures of crime victimization. Violence Against Women, online.
  • Whaley, R.B., Hayes-Smith, J.M., & Hayes-Smith, R.M. (2013). Gendered pathways? Gender, mediating factors, and the gap in boys' and girls' substance use." Crime and Delinquency, 59(5), 651-659.
  • Krivoshey, M.S., Adkins, R., Hayes, R.M., Nemeth, J.M., & Klein, E.G. (2013). Sexual Assault Reporting Procedures at Ohio Colleges. Journal of American College Health, 61(3).
  • Hayes, R.M., Lorenz, K., Bell, K. (2013). Victim blaming others: Rape myth acceptance and the just world belief. Feminist Criminology, 8, 202-220.
  • ​Hayes, R.M. & Levett, L.M. (2012, May). Community members' perceptions of the CSI effect. American Journal of Criminal Justice.​
  • Hayes-Smith, R. M., Richards, T. N., Branch, K. A. (2010), "...but I'm not a counselor: The nature of role strain experienced by female professors when a student discloses sexual assault and intimate partner violence," Enhanced Learning in the Social Sciences, 23, online. 
  • Hayes-Smith, R.M. & Shekarkhar, Z. (2010). "Why is Prostitution Criminalized? An Alternative Viewpoint on the Construction of Sex Work," Contemporary Justice Review, 13(1) 43-55.
  • Hayes-Smith, J. M. & Hayes-Smith, R. M. (2009), "Race, Racial Context, and Withholding Adjudication: A Multi-Level Examination of Juvenile Justice," Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 7(3), 163.
  • Hayes-Smith, R. M & Hayes-Smith, J. M, (2009) "A Website Content Analysis of Women's Resources and Sexual Assault Literature on College Campuses." Critical Criminology, 17: 109-123.