Cesar J. Rebellon

Master in Public Policy Faculty
Faculty Fellow
Phone: (603) 862-4850
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 341E, Durham, NH 03824
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Professor Rebellon is a faculty member of the Master in Public Policy and a Faculty Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy. He received his doctorate from the Department of Sociology at Emory University in 2002. His primary research interests focus on family and peer correlates of juvenile crime and delinquency, with a particular emphasis on the manner in which delinquency may yield reinforcing social rewards among adolescents. His recent research appears in such journals as Social Psychology QuarterlyDeviant BehaviorJournal of Youth and AdolescenceRural SociologyJournal of Interpersonal ViolenceCriminology, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. In collaboration with several other Carsey scholars, Professor Rebellon is currently tracking two cohorts of young adults from New Hampshire's Coos County to examine changes in their perceptions of Coos County, their plans for temporary or permanent out-migration from Coos County, and their thoughts about pursuing a long-term future in Coos County.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University
  • M.A., Sociology, Emory University
  • B.A., Sociology, Rice University

Courses Taught

  • JUST 602: Research Internship
  • JUST 865: Spec Top/Criminological Theory
  • SOC 515: Introductory Criminology
  • SOC 595: Independent Reading & Research
  • SOC 656: Terrorism
  • SOC 715: Criminological Theory
  • SOC 900: Pro-seminar
  • SOC 921: Crime and Conflict
  • SOC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Tucker, C. J., Sharp, E. H., Van Gundy, K. T., & Rebellon, C. J. (2017). Household chaos, relationships with parents and adolescents? future beliefs. Journal of Family Studies, 23(3), 229-242. doi:10.1080/13229400.2015.1090327

Rebellon, C. J., & Straus, M. (2017). Corporal punishment and adult antisocial behavior: A comparison of dyadic concordance types and an evaluation of mediating mechanisms in Asia, Europe, and North America. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT, 41(4), 503-513. doi:10.1177/0165025417708342

Van Gundy, K. T., Rebellon, C. J., Jaffee, E. M., Stracuzzi, N. F., Sharp, E. H., & Tucker, C. J. (2016). Perceived Local Job Prospects and School Connectedness in a Struggling Rural Economy: A Life-Course Perspective. Peabody Journal of Education, 91(2), 224-245. doi:10.1080/0161956X.2016.1151748

Boman, J. H., Rebellon, C. J., & Meldrum, R. C. (2016). Can Item-Level Error Correlations Correct for Projection Bias in Perceived Peer Deviance Measures? A Research Note. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 32(1), 89-102. doi:10.1007/s10940-015-9255-8

Rebellon, C. J., Manasse, M. E., Agnew, R., Van Gundy, K. T., & Cohn, E. S. (2016). The relationship between gender and delinquency: Assessing the mediating role of anticipated guilt. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 77-88. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.006

Kaufman, J. M., Rebellon, C. J., Thaxton, S., & Agnew, R. (2008). A General Strain Theory of Racial Differences in Criminal Offending. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 41(3), 421-437. doi:10.1375/acri.41.3.421

Rebellon, C. J., Straus, M. A., & Medeiros, R. (2008). Self-Control in Global Perspective. European Journal of Criminology, 5(3), 331-361. doi:10.1177/1477370808090836

Van Gundy, K., Schieman, S., Kelley, M. S., & Rebellon, C. J. (2005). Gender role orientations and alcohol use among Moscow and Toronto adults. Social Science & Medicine, 61(11), 2317-2330. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.033

Rebellon, C. J., & Van Gundy, K. (2005). Can Control Theory Explain the Link Between Parental Physical Abuse and Delinquency? A Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 42(3), 247-274. doi:10.1177/0022427804271926

REBELLON, C. E. S. A. R. J. (2002). RECONSIDERING THE BROKEN HOMES/DELINQUENCY RELATIONSHIP AND EXPLORING ITS MEDIATING MECHANISM(S)*. Criminology, 40(1), 103-136. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9125.2002.tb00951.x

Most Cited Publications