Valerie Callanan, Ph.D.

Valerie Callanan, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Sociology
Phone: (330) 972-6863
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Professor Callanan’s specialty areas include critical criminology, corrections, media, public opinion of crime.  Her research examines the influence of crime-related media on public opinion of crime and crime control.  Her recent work examines reciprocity and suicide, media construction of the criminal justice system and fear of crime.  

Research Accomplishments

Specializes in Criminology, Socio-legal Studies, Media and the Criminal Justice System


Callanan, Valerie and Brent Teasdale. (2009) “An Exploration of Gender Differences in Measurement of Fear of Crime.” Feminist Criminology, 4, 4: 359-376.

Callanan, Valerie J. and Mark S. Davis. (2009). “A Comparison of Suicide Note Writers with Suicides Who Did Not Leave Notes."Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 39, 5.

Davis, Mark S., Valerie J. Callanan, David Lester and Janet Haines. (2009). “An Inquiry into Relationship Suicides and Reciprocity.”Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 39, 5


Ph.D. Sociology (2001) University of California, Riverside

Areas of Responsibility

Criminal Justice