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Callie Marie Rennison, Ph.D. - Professor, Director of Equity and Title IX Coordinator for CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Professor Callie Rennison

University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone​: (303) 315 - 2813
Fax: (303) 315 - 2229


Dr. Callie Marie Rennison is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs (SPA), and the former Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in SPA. Currently, she is the Director of Equity and Title IX Coordinator for the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campuses.

Areas of Interest: Nature, extent, and consequences of violent victimization with an emphasis on research methodology, quantitative analysis, measurement, and crime data. Her research examines violence against several groups including women,  African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics. In addition, much of her research has focused on victim interaction with the criminal justice system and college student victimization. 

Bio: Callie Marie Rennison earned her Ph.D. in 1997 in political science from the University of Houston, University Park, where she also received a B.S. in psychology, M.A. in sociology, and M.A. in political science. In 2016, she was awarded the Bonnie S. Fisher Victimology Career Award from the Division of Victimology in the American Society of Criminology. She has also served on a National Academies Committee examining domestic sex trafficking of minors in the United States and was a Senior Researcher at the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

Her research has appeared in many venues including prestigious journals such as the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Violence and Victims, and Violence Against WomenTo date, she has authored several books including the Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity and Change (with Dr. Mary Dodge; Sage Publications), the Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence (edited with Dr. Carlos Cuevas), and Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (with Timothy C. Hart; Sage Publications). 

Callie has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including Research Methods, Statistics, Murder in America, Crime and the Media, and Introduction to Criminal Justice.

Recent Publications:

Rennison, Callie Marie, & Walter DeKeseredy. (in press). Violent girls in the United States: Urban, suburban, and rural differences. International Journal of Rural Studies. 

Callie Marie, & Timothy C. Hart. (2018). Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminoloyg. Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA. 

Rennison, Callie Marie, & Walter DeKeseredy. (2017).  Situational contexts of rural violence: A comparison of male and female perpetration. Journal of Contemporary Crimininal Justice. 33(2), 189-206.

Hart, Timothy C., Callie Marie Rennison, & Terrance Miethe. (2017). Identifying patterns of situational clustering and contextual variability in criminological data: An overview of conjunctive analysis of case configurations (CACC). Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 33(2), 1-20.

Rennison, Callie Marie & Addington, Lynn A. (2017). Comparing violent victimization experiences of male and female college-attending emerging adults. Violence Against Women.​

Rennison, Callie Marie, Kaukinen, C., & Meade, C. (2017). The extent, nature, and dynamics of sexual violence against college women. In Catherine Kaukinen, Michelle H., Miller, & Rachael Powers (eds.) Addressing and Preventing Violence against Women on College Campuses. Temple Publishing.

Rennison, Callie Marie. (2017). National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The Encyclopedia of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques in Criminology and Criminal Justice. J.C., Barnes and D. Forde (Eds.). Wiley Publishing.

Rennison, Callie Marie & Dodge, Mary. (2017).  Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity and Change, 2nd Edition. Sage:Thousand Oaks, CA.​

Rennison, Callie Marie. (2017). Current Controversies: Disadvantage as a Catalyst for Sexual Victimization. Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, Third Edition. C.M. Renzetti, J.L. Edleson, & R.K. Bergen (eds.). Sage Publications.

Bosick, Stacey & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2016). Life course and reporting violence to the police. Violence and Victims, 35(1), 957-984.

Rennison, Callie Marie, Jacques, Scott & Allen, Andrea. (2016). Victim injury, firearm presence, and social distance. Violence and Victims, 34(1), 726-750. ​

Cuevas, Carlos & Rennison, Callie Marie (Eds.). (2016). Handbook on the Psychology of Violence. Wiley-Blackwell.​

Rennison, Callie Marie & Addington, Lynn A. (2015).  Rape against emerging adult and adolescent females: Using NIBRS to compare contexts and inform policy. Justice Research and Policy, 16(2), 165-184. 

Rennison, Callie Marie & Dodge, Mary. (2015).  Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity and Change. Sage:Thousand Oaks, CA.

Rennison, Callie Marie. (2015). Sex Trafficking of Minors - What, Where and Who? Orange County Register, Op-Ed.

Rennison, Callie Marie. (2014). Who Suffers Most from Rape and Sexual Assault in America? New York Times, Op-Ed.

Addington, Lynn & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2015).  Keeping the barbarians outside the gate?: Comparing burglary victimization experiences in gated and non-gated Communities. Justice Quarterly, 32(1), 168-192.

Rennison, Callie Marie & Addington, Lynn A. (2014). Violence against college women: A review to identify limitations in defining the problem and inform future research. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 15(3), 159-169.

Rennison, Callie Marie & Melde, Chris. (2014). Gender and urban robbery: A national test. Deviant Behavior, 35, 275-296.

Rennison, Callie Marie, DeKeseredy, Walter & Dragiewicz, Molly. (2013). Intimate relationship status variations in sexual and physical assault: Urban, suburban, and rural trends. Violence Against Women, 19(11), 1312-1330.

Jacques, Scott, & Rennison, Callie Marie.  (2013). Social Distance & the Severity of Popular Justice:  Reflexive Responses to Violent Victimization.  Violence and Victims, 28(1), 69-89.

Tomsich, Elizabeth A., Schaible, Lonnie, Rennison, Callie Marie, & Gover, Angela R. (2013). Violent Victimization and Hooking Up Among Strangers and Acquaintances on an Urban Campus: An Exploratory Study. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, 26(4), 433-454.

DeKeseredy, Walter & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2013). Variations in predictors of separation/ divorce assault across geographical regions. International
Journal For Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 2(1).
DeKeseredy, Walter,  Dragiewicz, Molly & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2013). Racial/ethnic variations in violence against women: Urban, suburban, and rural differences. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 1(2), 184-202.
Jacques, Scott & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2013). Social Distance & Immediate Informal Responses to Violent Victimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28: 735-754.
Rennison, Callie Marie, Dragiewicz, Molly & DeKeseredy, Walter. (2013). Context matters: Violence against women and reporting to police in rural, suburban and urban areas. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38: 141-159. 
  • 2014 Reprint in Routledge Major Works Collection: Critical Criminology, Vol. III. Walter DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz (eds). 

Rennison, Callie Marie & Dodge, Mary. (2012). Police impersonators: An exploration of the pretenses and pretenders.  American Journal of Criminal Justice, 37: 505-522.
Bosick, Stacey, Rennison Callie Marie, Gover, Angela & Dodge Mary.  (2012). Reporting Violence to the Police: Predictors through the Life Course. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40: 441-451.
Rennison, Callie Marie, DeKeseredy, Walter & Dragiewicz, Molly. (2012). Urban, suburban, and rural variations in separation/divorce rape/sexual assault: Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey. Feminist Criminology, 7: 282-297.

Carbone-Lopez, Kristin, Rennison, Callie Marie, Macmillan, Ross. (2012). Violence against against women: Transitioning from single to repeat-victimization status. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 28(2): 319-346.

Hart, Timothy C. & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2011). Violent victimization of Hispanic students: Findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey.  Race and Justice, 1(4).

Rennison, Callie Marie, Gover, Angela, Bosick, Stacey & Dodge, Mary. (2011). Reporting violent victimization to the police: A focus on race/Hispanic origin of the victim among adolescents. The Open Family Studies Journal.

Rennison, Callie Marie, Jacques, Scott & Berg, Mark. (2011) Weapon lethality and social distance: An extension and test of Black's Principle. Justice Quarterly, 28(4). 

Gover, Angela, Jennings, Wesley G., Park, MiRang, Tomsich, Elizabeth A., & Rennison Callie Marie. (2011). Comparing the influence of childhood maltreatment and self control on dating violence among college students in the United States and South Korea. Violence and Victims, 26(3).  

Rennison, Callie Marie. (2010). An investigation into the structure underlying reporting violence to the police: A focus on Hispanic victims. Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(4).

Melde, Chris & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2010). Intimidation and Street Gangs: Understanding the Response of Victims and Bystanders to Perceived Gang ViolenceJustice Quarterly, 27(5).

Rennison, Callie Marie. (2009).  A new look at the gender gap in offending. Women & Criminal Justice, 19(3). 

Rennison, Callie Marie & Melde, Chris. (2009). Exploring the use of victim surveys to study gang crime: Prospect and possibilities. Criminal Justice Review, 34(4).

Addington, Lynn & Rennison, Callie Marie. (2008). Rape co-occurrence: Do additional crimes affect victim reporting and police clearance of rape? Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 24(2). 

Melde, Chris & Callie Marie Rennison. (2008). The effect of gang perpetrated crime on the likelihood of victim injury. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 33(2). 

Teaching Research Methods and Statistics Presentation Materials

Teaching Research Methods in Criminology & Criminal Justice:  Challenges & Tips​

SPSS In-class Consulting Exercise for Ch. 9

SPSS In-class Consulting Exercise for Chs. 10 and 11

Statistics Syllabus 2017 Spring

Fall 2016 Methods Syllabus​

Client Chi-Square Problems for Ch. 17​

Consulting Agency Ch. 13 and 14

Consulting Agency Ch. 15 Correlations

Example of Bad Survey Questions

Fake Exam Focusing on Variables

Hot Professor Ex. of Valid or Non-valid Measure​

Z-score Written Assignment

Johnson Crews (2012)​

Writing a Response for a Consulting Problem

Getting the Most Out of Your Readings

Writing Expectations

Worst Statistic Ever

Survey Construction and Question Writing​

What to Do Now That You Have Your Completed Surveys

Field Research in Class Activity

Secondary Data Analysis in Class Activity

Cobbina (2008)

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