Dirk C. Gibson
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1983
Dr. Gibson has long been a national expert on product recalls
(see his Product Recall Research Group
web page), and with the publication of two books on serial murderers he also has
become an expert source for print and broadcast media on the mass communications of
Gibson is conducting essentially three separate sets of serial murder
communication studies. The first set focuses on the Jack the Ripper
crimes and communication. A second type of study examines the rhetorical
dimensions of serial murder cases. The mass communication and public
relations aspects of serial killing are the third category of study.
Fifteen of these studies have been submitted to date, with nine acceptances,
including two books. In addition, a half-dozen new studies are in the
early planning stages. Collaborators are welcome, and should make contact
and express interest.
- Gibson, D.C. (2006). Serial Murder
and Media Circuses. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
- Gibson, D.C. (2004). Clues
From Killers: Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages. Westport,
CT: Praeger Publishers.
- Gibson, D.C. (2000). "A
Review of Recall Policies at the Food Safety & Inspection
Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Washington,
D. C.: United States Department of Agriculture.
I: Bibliographic Perspectives on Recall Practices.
II: Empirical Analysis of Contemporary Recall Practices.
- Gibson, D.C. (1991). The Role of Communication in the
Practice of Law. Lanham,
MD: University Press of America.
- Gibson, D.C. (1990). "Evaluation
Report: FSIS Recall Notification and Industry Guidance,” Evaluation
and Analysis Division, OPPDE. http:/www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FRPubs/02-045N/EvalRpt.pdf.
Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Gibson, D.C. (in press). “Outer Space Tourism Public Relations Purposes, Practices
and Problems,” Public Relations Quarterly.
Gibson, D.C. (in press). "The
Product Recall Blame Game: Stereotypical Villains & Actual
Recall Failure Factors." In Michael B. Hinner,
(Ed). Freiberger Beitrage zur interkulturellen und
Wirtschafskommniukation: A Forum for General and Intercultural
Business Communication. Germany: Peter Lang
Gibson, D.C. (2006). "The
B.T.K. Strangler vs. the Wichita Police Department:
The Significance of Serial Murder Media Relations," Public Relations
Review. 32, 58-65.
Gibson, D.C. (in press). " The
Relationship Between Serial Murder and the American
Travel and Tourism Industry.” Journal of Travel & Tourism
- Gibson, D.C. (2005). "The Rhetorical Jack the Ripper." The
American Criminal Justice Association, L.A.E.
- Gibson, D.C. and A. Suzanna Chavez (2005). "Serial
Killer Public Relations Tactics," Public Relations
Quarterly. 50:1, 11-18.
- Gibson, D.C. and Tracy Krughoff (2004). "The
Ripper Correspondence: A Visual and NonVerbal Analysis," Journal
of Visual Literacy. 24:2, 227-40.
- Gibson, D.C. and A. Suzanna Chavez (2004). "Polygraph Keys Vs. Publicity:
Serial Murder Public Relations," Public
Relations Quarterly. 49:2, 10-14.
- Gibson, D.C. (2003). "The Paradoxical Nature of Litigation Public Relations," Public
Relations Quarterly. 48:1, 32-4.
- Gibson, D.C. (2002). "The
Whitechapel Crimes As Public Relations,” Public
Relations Quarterly. 47:4, 26-34.
- Gibson, D.C. (1990). "Recalls of Body Parts: Problems and
Relations Quarterly. 47:3, 36-42.
- Gibson, D.C., Bill Kelly, Tomoko Masumoto (2002). "Koho
and Kisha Kirabu: The Role of Media Relations in Japanese
Public Relations," Public Relations Review. 28:3,
- Gibson, D.C. (2002). "Posibilidad
Y Problema: An Historical/Critical Analysis of Hispanic
Public Relations," Public Relations Review. 28:1,
- Gibson, D.C. (2002). "Tomorrow’s
Latino Practitioners: Profiles of Hispanic PR Students," Public
Relations Quarterly. 47:2, 31-35.
- Gibson, D.C. (2002). "American
Hispanic Public Relations," Public Relations
Quarterly. 47:2, 11.
- Gibson, D.C. (2001). "Communication
Faculty Internships," Public Relations Review.
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