Maribeth Rezey, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Office #:  Mundelein Center, Room 805A

Phone: 773.508.8375

Email: mrezey@luc.edu

CV Link: Rezey CV, July 2024


Dr. Maribeth L. Rezey is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Loyola University Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Her research focuses on the use of quantitative methodologies to understand patterns and trends in criminal victimization, especially pertaining to family violence and crimes against women and children.


2017  Ph.D., Criminology & Criminal Justice

University of Missouri-St. Louis

2009  M.A., Criminology & Criminal Justice

University of Maryland, College Park

2005  B.A., Political Science and Sociology

Villanova University

Research Interests

Victimization, Family Violence, Quantitative Methods

Child Abuse & Neglect, Crime Trends, Substance Abuse

Courses Taught

Research Methods (undergraduate/graduate)


Victimology/Victimization (undergraduate/graduate)

Childhood Exposure to Violence


Bureau of Justice Statistics Graduate Research Fellowship

Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship for Victimology Studies

Division of Victimology, American Society of Criminology

Charles G. Huber, Jr. Dissertation Fellowship

Dept. of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Missouri–

St. Louis

Selected Publications

Vogel, Matt, McCuddy, Tim, Mathias, Brenda, Rezey, Maribeth L., and Kaser, Taylor. (2024). Assessing the acute effects of exposure to community violence among adolescents: A strategic comparison approach. In Press at Social Science Research.

Rezey, Maribeth L., and DiMeglio, Maria. (2024). What is known about the magnitude, trend, and risk for child sexual abuse and the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S.? In Press at the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

Rezey, Maribeth L., Olson, David E., and Stemen, Don. (2024). Urban victims of nonlethal gun violence: A Chicago-centered analysis using the National Crime Victimization Survey. In Press at Crime & Delinquency.

Rezey, Maribeth L., and Lauritsen, Janet L. (2023). Crime reporting in Chicago: A comparison of police and victim survey data, 1996-2018. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 60(5): 664-699.

Rezey, Maribeth L. (2023). A macro-level understanding of levels and trends in the abuse and homicide of children, 1997-2020. Child Abuse & Neglect 137: 106005.

Rezey, Maribeth L. (2020). Separated women’s risk for intimate partner violence: A multiyear analysis using the National Crime Victimization Survey. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 35(5-6): 1055-1080.

Lauritsen, Janet L., and Rezey, Maribeth L. (2018). Victimization trends and correlates: Macro-and microinfluences and new directions for research. Annual Review of Criminology, 1: 103-121.

Lauritsen, Janet L., Rezey, Maribeth L., and Heimer, Karen. (2016). When choice of data matters: Analyses of U.S. crime trends, 1973-2012. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 32(3) 335–355.

Lauritsen, Janet L., Rezey, Maribeth L., and Heimer, Karen. (2014). Violence and economic conditions in the United States, 1973-2011: Gender, race, and ethnicity patterns in the National Crime Victimization Survey. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 30:7–28.

Lauritsen, Janet L., and Rezey, Maribeth L. (2013). Measuring the prevalence of crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ241656.