Department of Sociology & Criminology

Personal Profile

Dr. Rachael E. Collins
Assistant Professor
Phone: 1.902.491.6475
 

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Academic Background:

  • PhD University of Saskatchewan, 2014 

Research Areas/Interests:

Violence; Serial Homicide; Sexual Sadists; Fear of Crime; Quantitative Methods, Meta-Analysis, Large Data Analysis; Mixed Methods.

 
 
Student Supervision:
- Jocelyn Chisholm, Honours Thesis, September 2017 -
 
- Jordan Dempsey, Honours Thesis, September 2017 -
 
- Igor Pekelyn, Master's Student Criminology (Committee Member), 2015 -
 
- Nathan Cox, Honours Thesis, Completed 2017
 
- Kala Rafuse, Honours Thesis, Completed 2017 (STU for Social Work)
 
- Chantale Comeau, Honours Thesis, Completed 2017 (UofT, Centre for Criminology Graduate School - Full Scholarship)
 
- Rebeka King, Research Assistant 2015 - 2016
 
 

Selected Publications:

*denotes student publications

*Comeau, C. M. & Collins, R. E. (2017). Why do one if you can do two? Mixed methods research from a student’s perspective. SAGE Research Methods (Under review)

Collins, R. E. (2017). Applying meta-analysis to criminological research – a step-by-step approach. Sage Research Methods, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473994782 

*Comeau, C. M. & Collins, R. E. (2017). Every generation has its shadow.’ A mixed methods approach to analyzing the discourse of race in the Paris Bombing Attacks. (Under review Crime, Media, Culture).

Collins, R. E. (2016). Addressing the inconsistencies in fear of crime research: meta-Analytic Review. Journal of Criminal Justice, 47, 21-31.

Collins, R. E. (2016). ‘Beauty and Bullets’: A Content Analysis of female Offenders and victims in the Canadian press. Journal of Sociology, 52, 296-310.

Collins, R. E. & Marrone, D. F. (2015). Scared sick: relating fear of crime to mental health in older adults. SAGE Open, DOI: 10.1177/2158244015602516

Collins, R. E. (2014). The Construction of Race and Crime in Canadian Print Media: A 30 year Analysis. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 14, 77-99

Collins, R. E. (2014). Fear and marginalization: A mixed methodological approach of the language in four Canadian newspapers. Sage Research Methods, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013514659

Collins, R. E. (2010). The effect of gender on violent and nonviolent recidivism: A meta-analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 38, 675-684

 

Book Chapters:

  • Collins, R. E. (2012). Social control, moral panics and prison: Social harms produced by the myth of the ‘new’ hyper-violent girl (pp. 43-56). In: Prisons and Prison Systems: Practices, Types and Challenges, (Eds. Johan Fuhrmann and Stefan Baier).

Recent Conferences/Invited Lectures (2010-2015):

  • Collins, R. E, (2015). Black Widows and Bombshell Bandits. Invited lecture presented at the University of Guelph, ON
  • Collins, R. E. (2015). The Power of Fear. Invited lecture presented at Conestoga College, Waterloo, ON.

  • Collins, R. E. (2014). Bombshell Bandits: An Analysis of Female Offenders and Victims in the Canadian Press. Presented at the Annual Canadian Sociological Association. Brock University, St. Catherine’s, ON.

  • Collins, R. E. (2014). The Importance of Combining Teaching and Research on Crime and Gender. Invited lecture presented at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

  • Collins, R. E. (2013). Is the Risk Society Bad for our Health? Invited lecture presented at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.

  • Collins, R. E. (2012). Criminology: Towards a Greater Understanding of Women and Crime. Conference Session Organizer and Judge, Annual Canadian Sociological Association, Waterloo, ON.

  • Collins, R. E. (2011). Meet the devil, He’ll Chill you to the Bone - Fear, Marginalization and the Colour of Crime: A 30 Year Analysis of the Canadian Press. Invited lecture presented at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON. 

  • Collins, R. E. (2011). Fear of Crime with Progressive Age. Invited lecture presented at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.

  • Collins, R. E. (2011). The Construction of Race and Crime in Canadian Print Media: A 30 year Analysis.  Presented at the 12th Annual Graduate Student Conference. University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

  • Collins, R. E. (2010). Guilt by Omission: What Canadian media do not Report about Crime. Presented at the Annual Canadian Sociological Association. Montreal, QC. 

 Course Listings:

  • SOCI/CRIM3102  Quantitative Research Methods (Fall & Winter Semesters)
  • CRIM4404 Critical Criminology 
  • CRIM4842 Violence and Multiple Murder