Criminology

Personal Profile

Dr. Rachael E. Collins
Assistant Professor
Phone: 1.902.491.6475
 

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

PhD University of Saskatchewan  

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS:

Risk; Violence; Fear of Crime; Multiple Homicide; Quantitative Methods, Meta-Analysis; Mixed Methods. 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

Non-Refereed Publications 

2017           Collins, R. E. & Hale, M. Building communities around active teaching and learning. The Studio Sentinel. [Newsletter], Issue 1, Summer. 

Refereed Book Chapters & Book Reviews 

2012           Collins, R. E. 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).

2008           Collins, R. E. Review of the book Crime, Social Control and Human Rights: From Moral Panics to States of Denial. Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen. Canadian Review of Sociology http://www.csaa.ca/CRSA/BookReview/ReviewsList.htm. 

Refereed Publications

*denotes publications with students

2019           *Comeau, C. M., & Collins, R. E. Every generation has its shadow. ‘A mixed methods approach to analyzing the discourse of race in the Paris Bombings Attacks. (Under Review – Journal of Radical Criminology).

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

2016           Collins, R. E. Addressing the inconsistencies in fear of crime research: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Criminal Justice, 47, 21-31.

2016           Collins, R. E. ‘Beauty and Bullets’: A content analysis of female offenders and victims in the Canadian press. Journal of Sociology, 52, 296-310.

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

2014           Collins, R. E. The construction of race and crime in Canadian print media: A 30 year analysis. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 14, 77-99.

2014           Collins, R. E. 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.

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

RECENT CONFERENCES/INVITED LECTURES:

2019         Collins, R. E. Title: Nova Scotia Correctional Officers and Job Related

Harm: Understanding Fear, Anxiety and Depression. To be presented at Congress 2019 and the Canadian Criminal Justice Association and the Société de criminologie du Québec. Quebec City, QE

2019         Collins, R. E. Title: Nova Scotia Correctional Officers and Job Related Harm: Understanding Fear, Anxiety and Depression. To be presented at the 4th North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference (NACCJPC4). Halifax, NS

2019         Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association workshop – Resilience in the Criminal Justice System. April. Dartmouth, NS

2018         Discipline and Appeals Adjudication Workshop. Saint Mary’s University                

2018         Collins, R. E., & Taweel, E. Title: Understanding the link between fear of crime and physical activity: A meta-analysis. Presented at the 8th National Conference on Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS.

2017         Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association Learning Event – Criminal Justice in Nova Scotia: Beyond ‘One size fits all.’ April. Halifax, NS                        

2016         FDSI – Faculty Development Summer Institute. July 19-22 Charlottetown, PE

2014         Collins, R. E. Title: 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.

2013         Educational Development workshop (3 day). Waterloo, ON                                      

2012         Criminology: Towards a Greater Understanding of Women and Crime. Annual Canadian Sociological Association. Waterloo, ON                                        

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

2011         Collins, R. E. Title: 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.

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

MEDIA

2019         Interviewed by Brett Bundale for the Canadian Press “New details in U.S. woman’s appeal of sentence in Valentine’s Day plot” February 14 

GRANT SUPPORT

2019         Research Award – FGSR (awarded $6000.00)

2019         Saint Mary’s University FGSR Internal Grant (awarded $3000.00)

2018         Smuworks Grant, Saint Mary’s University (awarded $3603.60)                  

2018         Saint Mary’s University FGSR Internal Grant (awarded $3000.00)            

2018         SSHRC Connections Grant (awarded $23,030.00)                                      

                  (Co-investigator with Dr. Jamie Livingston and Dr. Diane Crocker)            

2018         Smuworks Grant, Saint Mary’s University (awarded $5577.00)                  

2017         SSHRC (Insight Development Grant – unsuccessful)                                  

2017         Saint Mary’s University FGSR Internal Grant (awarded $2,972.50)           

2017         Smuworks Grant, Saint Mary’s University (awarded $3559.00)                  

2017         Smuworks Grant, Saint Mary’s University (awarded $5460.00)                  

2016         Smuworks Grant, Saint Mary’s University (awarded $5460.00)                  

2016         SSHRC (Insight Development Grant – unsuccessful)                                  

2016         NSERC (Discovery Grant – unsuccessful)                                                   

2015         New Faculty Grant, Saint Mary’s University (awarded $5000.00)      

STUDENT SUPERVISION

Graduate Supervision (Current)

2018-Present          Alicia McVarnock, Committee Member, MA Candidate in Psychology

2017-Present          Timi Idris, Supervisor, MA Candidate in Criminology

2017-Present          Igor Pekelyn, Committee Member, MA Candidate in Criminology

Honours Supervision (Current)

2019-Present          Katelyn Dorey, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2019-Present          Martin Williams, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2019-Present          Nickolas Meyer, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2019-Present          Erin Miller, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology 

Honours Supervision (Completed)

2018-2019              ZiMo Meng, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2018-2019              Kaitiee Fleming, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2017-2018              Jordan Dempsey, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2016-2017              Nathan Cox, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2016-2017              Kala Rafuse, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology

2016-2017              Chantale Comeau, Supervisor, Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Criminology 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

2017-Present          Emily Taweel, Criminology Student (Paid)

2018-2019               Audhora Rahman, Criminology Student (Volunteer)

2018-2019              Johnathan Lander, Criminology Student (Paid)

2018                         Ashton Bremner, Criminology Student (Volunteer)

2018                         Matt Allain, Criminology Student (Volunteer)

2017-2018              Maxwell Long, Criminology Student (Volunteer)

2017-2018              Erica Langille, Criminology Student (Volunteer)

2017                         Marlee Jordan, Criminology Graduate Student (Volunteer)

2016-2018              Chantal Comeau, Criminology Student (Paid)

2016-2017              Jordan Dempsey, Criminology Student (Paid)

2015-2016              Rebeka King, Sociology Student (Paid)

2013-2014              Cory Blumenfeld, Psychology Student, Wilfrid Laurier University (Volunteer)

2013-2014              Danish O'Habib, Psychology Student, Wilfrid Laurier University (Volunteer) 

COURSE LISTINGS:

  • CRIM 2304 Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 3102  Quantitative Research Methods
  • CRIM 3520 Understanding Mass Murder
  • CRIM 4842 Violent Human Behavior