Rachael Rief

Rachael Rief

Ph.D. Student

University of Nebraska Omaha

Rachael Rief is a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She currently works as a research assistant at the National Institute of Justice. Her research focuses on women in policing, police culture, occupational outcomes, and officer well-being. Among other topics, she has examined the role of gender in individuals' decisions to enter the field and the effect of officers’ perceived fit in their work environment on outcomes like interactions with co-workers, tenure, and stress. Her work has appeared in Police Quarterly, Feminist Criminology, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Policing: An International Journal, and Police Chief Magazine.

Interests
  • Women in policing
  • Police culture
  • Officer well-being
Education
  • PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Anticipated 2023

    University of Nebraska Omaha

  • MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2019

    University of Nebraska Omaha

  • BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2017

    University of Nebraska Omaha