Esther Scheibler

Esther Hannah Scheibler

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Esther Scheibler is a Yates Fellow, IRiS Fellow, and doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a master's degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology from the University of Missouri and a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas. Her research interests include religious chaplaincy, prisoner rehabilitation, reentry, and crime and victimization within the Jewish community.


Ph.D. Criminal Justice: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2023 (Criminal Justice)

M.S. Criminal Justice: University of Missouri Kansas City, MO, 2019 (Criminal Justice)

B.A. Criminal Justice: University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR, 2009 (Criminal Justice)

Research and Practice Interests

My research areas of interest include: patterns of crime & victimization within Jewish communities, the effects of prison chaplaincy/visitation on reentry, and offender risk management.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Ruhland, E., & Scheibler, E. (2021. ) Probation officer discretion in monitoring and violating supervision conditions.Probation Journal, , More Information

Sexton, L., Deppen, D., Roussell, A., Omori, M., & Scheibler, E. (2021. ) The dark figure of state violence: Adjusting the American crime decline.Theoretical Criminology, , More Information

Scheibler, E. (2021. ) Are anti-Jewish hate crimes more violent? A comparative analysis of violent hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, and Christians in America, 1991-2018 .Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, ,

Courses Taught

Women in Criminal Justice Level:Undergraduate

Alternatives to Incarceration Level:Undergraduate