Nicole Hahn Rafter

Professor Emeritus, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University


State University of New York, Albany: Ph.D, Criminal Justice, 1978 Harvard University: M.A.T., 1963
Swarthmore College: B.A., 1962

Current Projects

I am currently finishing a comparative study of eight 20th-century genocides from a criminological viewpoint.  Titled Toward a Criminology of Genocide: A Changing Crime in a Changing World, it will be published in 2016 by New York University Press.

With two former students, Chad Posick and Michael Rocque, I am producing a second edition of my book The Criminal Brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime.  It too will be published in 2016 by NYU Press.

With Paul Rock of the London School of Economics, I co-edit a series of books, Compact Criminology, published by Sage UK

At the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in addition to teaching, I run a writing seminar for the junior faculty.




The Crime of All Crimes:  Toward a Criminology of Genocide.  Forthcoming, NYUPress.

2016        The Criminal Brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime., 2d ed. Forthcoming, NYUPress.  With Chad Posick and Michael Rocque.
2011 Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture, with Michelle Brown. New York: New York University Press.

2009 Origins of Criminology: A Reader. Abington, Oxfordshire: Routledge-Cavendish.

2008 The Criminal Brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime. Abington, Oxfordshire: Routledge-Cavendish.

2006 Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

2006 Criminal Man by Cesare Lombroso, newly translated and with an introduction by Mary Gibson and Nicole Hahn Rafter. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Korean translation, 2010.

2004 Criminal Woman by Cesare Lombroso and G. Ferrero, newly translated and with an introduction by Nicole Hahn Rafter and Mary Gibson . Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Stimulated by our new translation, in 2009 Italian scholars republished the entire original of La donna delinquente prefaced by an Italian translation of our introduction to Criminal Woman.

Korean translation, 2013.

2000 Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press. Editor-in-Chief.

2000 Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society. New York: Oxford University Press.

1999 Prisons in America: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO, Contemporary World Issues Series. With Debra Stanley.

1997 Creating Born Criminals. Champaign, Ill.: University of Illinois Press.

1995 International Feminist Perspectives in Criminology: Engendering a Discipline. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press. Co-edited with Frances M. Heidensohn.

Introduction reprinted in G. Letherby and Y. Jewkes (eds.), Criminology: A Reader (Sage Publications)

1990 Partial Justice: Women, Prisons, and Social Control. 2d. ed., rev. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers.

Chapters from this book have been reprinted in edited collections.

1988 White Trash: The Eugenic Family Studies, 1877-1919. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

1985 Partial Justice: Women in State Prisons, 1800-1935. Boston: Northeastern University Press (lst ed.).

1982 Judge, Lawyer, Victim, Thief: Women, Gender Roles, and Criminal Justice. Boston: Northeastern University Press. Co-edited with Elizabeth A. Stanko.

Articles, Chapters, Prefaces

2015          "Playing in the Sandbox: A Methodological Conversation," with Amy Farrell.  In Michael Maltz and Stephen RIce, eds., Envisioning                     Criminology: Researchers on Research as a Process of Discovery.  Springer.


“Visual Criminology.” Introduction to Special Issue of Theoretical Criminology on Visual Culture and the Iconography of Crime and Punishment, ed. Michelle Brown and Eamonn Carrabine, forthcoming.

2013  "Gender and Genocide," with Kristin Bell.  Published electronically on the 2013website of the American Society of Criminology, Papers.

2013 “Justice for the Disabled: Crime Films on Punishment and the Rights of People with Learning Disabilities,” with Majid Yar. Chapter 35 in Anne Wagner and Richard K. Sherwin, eds., Law, Culture and Visual Studies. New York: Springer.

2013 “More Than a Feeling: Integrating Empathy into the Study of Lawmaking, Lawbreaking, and Reactions to Lawbreaking,” with Chad Posick and Michael Rocque.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

2013 “The Melodramatic Publication Career of Lombroso’s La donna delinquente”. Chapter 10 in Paul Knepper and P.J. Ystehede, eds. The Complete Lombroso. London: Routledge.

2012 “Biographical Box,” for C. Renzetti, S. Miller, and A. Gover, eds., Routledge International Handbook of Crime and Gender Studies. New York: Routledge.

2012 “Genocide and the Dynamics of Victimization,” with Sandra Walklate, in European Journal of Criminology 9/5: 514-526.

2012 “Crime, Film and Criminology,” Reading 7.2 (pp. 228-241) in Jean-Anne Sutherland and Kathryn Feltey, eds. Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film, 2d ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

2011 “Lombroso’s La donna delinquente: Its Strange Journeys in Italy, England and the USA, Including Scenes of Mutilation and Salvation.” Ch. 7 (pp 147-160) in Travels of the Criminal Question: Cultural Embeddedness and Diffusion, ed. Dario Melossi, Maximo Sozzo and Richard Sparks, Oxford: Onati International Series in Law and Society.

2011 “Origins of Criminology.” Ch. 9 (pp 143-156) in What Is Criminology? , ed. Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2010 “Lombroso’s Reception in the United States.” Ch. 1 (pp 1-16) in The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control: Essays in Honour of Paul Rock, ed. David Downes, Dick Hobbs, and Tim Newburn, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2010 “Silence and Memory in Criminology. The American Society of Criminology 2009 Sutherland Address.” Criminology 48 (2): 339-56.

2010 “Here Be Dragons: Lombroso, the Gothic, and Social Control.” In Popular Culture, Crime, and Social Control, ed. Mathieu Deflem, Emerald/JAI Press, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance v. 14: 263-84; with Per Ystehede.

2009 “Le teorie biologiche sul crimine dopo Lombroso.” In Cesare Lombroso cento anni dopo, ed. Silvano Montaldo and Paolo Tappero. Torino: UTET.

2009 “Lombroso e la cultura di massa in Europa (1890-1930),” with Per Ystehede. In Cesare Lombroso cento anni dopo, ed. Silvano Montaldo and Paolo Tappero. Torino: UTET.

2008 “Criminology’s Darkest Hour: Biocriminology in Nazi Germany.” The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 41 (2): 287-306.

2007 “Somatotyping, Antimodernism, and the Production of Criminological Knowledge.” Criminology 45 (4) (November): 805-834.

2007 “Crime, Film, and Criminology: Recent Sex Crime Movies.” Theoretical Criminology, 11(3): 403-420.

Revised version in J. Sutherland and K. Felty, eds. Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film, 2d ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.

2006 “Hans J. Eysenck in Fagin’s Kitchen: The Return to Biological Theory in 20th-Century Criminology.” History of the Human Sciences, 19(4): 37-56.

2006 “Apes, Men and Teeth: Earnest A. Hooton and Eugenic Decay.” Pp. 248-268 in Sue Currell and Christina Cogdell, ed.s, Popular Eugenics: National Efficiency and Mass Culture in the 1930s. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio University Press.

2006 “Gender, Genes and Crimes: An Evolving Feminist Agenda.” Ch. 11 (pp. 222-242) in Frances Heidensohn, ed. Gender and Justice: New Concepts and Approaches. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

2005 “The Murderous Dutch Fiddler: Criminology, History, and the Problem of Phrenology.” Theoretical Criminology 9 (1): 65-96.  

Repr. in Criminological Theory: A Text/Reader, by Stephen Tibbetts and Craig Hemmens.  Sage, Sept. 2009.

2005 Preface to David M. Horton, ed. The Lombroso Omnibus. Lewiston, New York: Edwin R. Mellen.

2005 “Badfellas: Movie Psychos, Popular Culture, and Law.” Pp. 339-357 in Michael Freeman, ed., Law and Popular Culture. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

2005 “Criminal Anthropology: Its Reception in the United States and the Nature of its Appeal.” In Peter Becker and Richard Wetzell, eds., Criminals and Their Scientists: Essays on the History of Criminology. Cambridge University Press.

2005 “Cesare Lombroso and the Origins of Criminology: Rethinking Criminological Tradition,” Chapter 2.1 (pp. 33-42) in Stuart Henry and Mark Lanier, The Essential Criminology Reader. Boulder, CO: Westview/Basic Books.

2004 “The Unrepentant Horse-slasher: Moral Insanity and the Origins of Criminological Thought,” Criminology 42 (4) (Nov. 2004): 977-1006.

2004 “Earnest A. Hooton and the Biological Tradition in American Criminology.” Criminology 42 (3) (August): 735-771.

2004 “The Criminalization of Mental Retardation.” Pp. 232-257 in Steven Noll and James Trent, Jr., eds., Perpetual Children: A History of Mental Retardation in America. New York: New York University Press.

2001 “Seeing and Believing: Images of Heredity in Biological Theories of Crime.” Brooklyn Law Review 67 (1): 71-99.

Repr. in Susan Silbey, ed., Law and Science Volume I: Epistemological, Evidentiary, and Relational Engagements. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2008.

2001 “Feminism: Criminological Aspects.” In MacMillan Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. Joshua Dressler. New York: MacMillan Reference Books.

2001 “American Criminal Trial Films: An Overview of their Development, 1930-2000.” Journal of Law and Society 28 (1) (March): 9-25; published simultaneously pp. 9-24 in Stefan Machura and Peter Robson, eds., Law and Film. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.

2001 “National Prison Association.” The Oxford Companion to United States History. New York: Oxford University Press.

2000 “Women’s Prison Reform: Past, Present and Future.” In Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice, National Symposium on Women Offenders, Washington, D.C. December 13-15, 1999: A Conference Report: 13-15. U.S. Department of Justice.

2000 “Biological Theories of Crime: A Historical Overview.” Curator essay (pp. 41-51) in catalog for Searching the Criminal Body: Art/Science/Prejudice, 1840s to Present, an exhibit co-curated by Susan Erony and Nicole Rafter, September 26-November 5, 2000, University Art Museum, State University of New York at Albany.

1997 “The More Things Change… ” Women's Review of Books XIV (10-11) (July): 3-4.
1998, 2002,

Repr. in Joyce M. Jarrett, Pathways: A Text for Developing Writers (lst and 2d editions) (Allyn-Bacon).

1997 “Psychopathy and the Evolution of Criminological Knowledge.” Theoretical Criminology I (2): 235-59.

1997 “Gender, Representation, and Social Control: An Interdisciplinary Women's Studies Course.” With Lisa Cuklanz. Women and Criminal Justice 8(4): 99-109.

1997 “The Realization of Partial Justice: A Case Study in Social Control.” Ch. 7 from Partial Justice, repr. pp. 69-83 in James W. Marquart and Jonathan R. Sorensen, eds., Correctional Contexts: Contemporary and Classical Readings. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing Company.

1997 “Transgression Obsession.” Review of Ann-Louise Shapiro, Breaking the Codes: Female Criminality in Fin-de-Si le Paris, in Women's Review of Books XV (1) (Oct.): 23-24.

1994 “Eugenics, Class, and the Professionalization of Social Control.” Pp. 214-227 in George Bridges and Martha Myers, eds., Inequality and Social Control. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

1994 Foreword to Mary Ann Hawkes, Excellent Effect: The Edna Mahan Story. College Park, Maryland: American Correctional Association.

1992 “Criminal Anthropology in the United States.” Criminology 30: 525-545.

Repr. in Stuart Henry and Werner Einstadter, eds., The Criminology Theory Reader, Pp. 78-91. New York: New York University Press, 1998.

Repr. in Peter Cordella and Larry Seigel, eds., Readings in Contemporary Criminological Theory, pp. 51-64 . Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997. 

Repr. in Piers Bierne, ed., The Origins and Growth of Criminology: Essays on Intellectual History, 1760-1945, pp. 221-241. Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1994 .

1992 “Claims-making and Socio-cultural Context in the First U.S. Eugenics Campaign.” Social Problems 39: 17-34.

Earlier version published in Northeastern University, Women's Studies Program, Working Papers in Gender Studies #9, 1991.

1992 “Some Consequences of Strict Constructionism.” Social Problems 39: 38-39.

1991 “Prison Reform Movement, 1870-1930.” Pp. 361-363 in Helen Tierney, ed., Women's Studies Encyclopedia, Vol. II. New York: Greenwood Press.

1991 “Equal Treatment or Different Treatment? The Origins of Today's Policy Dilemmas in the Care of Incarcerated Women.” U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Female Offenders. The June 7, 1991 Forum on Issues in Corrections. A Record and Proceedings. Washington, D.C.: Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Revised version published pp. 7-11 in Female Offenders: Meeting Needs of a Neglected Population. American Correctional Association: Laurel Park, Maryland, 1993.

Published as “Equality or Difference?” in Federal Prisons Journal 3: 16-19, 1992.


“The Social Construction of Crime and Crime Control.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 27: 376-389.

2015 Reprinted in Social Constructionist Theories of Crime, ed. by Stuart Henry and ROss L. Matsueda.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

1990 “Crime and the Family.” Women and Criminal Justice 1: 73-86.

Also published by Northeastern University Publications: Klein Lecture Series, 1990.

1990 “Equal Protection Forcing Changes in Women's Prisons.” Correctional Law Reporter 2: 49, 51-52.

1989 “Gender and Justice: The Equal Protection Issue.” Pp. 89-109 in Lynne Goodstein and Doris MacKenzie, eds., The American Prison: Issues in Research and Policy. New York: Plenum Press.

1989 “Prisons, Women Inmates In.” Pp. 288-290 in Helen Tierney, ed., Women's Studies Encyclopedia, Vol. I. New York: Greenwood Press.

1989 “Everyone Wins: A Collaborative Model for Mainstreaming Women's Studies.” With Susan G. Williamson and Amy Cohen-Rose. Journal of Academic Librarianship 15: 20-23.

1989 “Crime and the Family.” Socialist Review 19: 123-129.

1988 “White Trash as Social Ideology.” Transaction/ Society 26: 43-49.

1987 “Even in Prison, Women are Second-class Citizens.” Human Rights 14: 29-31, 51.

1986 “Left Out By the Left: Crime and Crime Control.” Socialist Review 89: 7-23.

1985 “Women: Second-Class Inmates.” Chicago Tribune, 8 October 1985:19.
1986 Repr. Ecumenical Women's Center Newsletter 14 (January/February): 1-2.

1985 “Gender, Prisons, and Prison History.” Social Science History 9: 233-247.

1983 “Prisons for Women, 1790-1980.” Pp. 129-180 in Michael H. Tonry and Norval Morris, eds., Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research, Vol. 5. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Repr. Pp.30-45 in T. Flanagan, J. Marquart, and K. Adams, eds., Incarcerating Criminals: American Prisons and Jails in Social Context, 1998.

1983 “Chastising the Unchaste: Social Control Functions of the Women's Reformatory System.” Pp. 288-311 in Stan Cohen and Andrew Scull, eds., Social Control and the State. Oxford: Martin Robertson.

Repr. in Ronald Farrell and Victoria Sweigert, eds., Social Deviance, 3d ed. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth, 1988.

Translated and reprinted pp. 195-216 in Tamar Pitch, ed., Diritto e Rovescio: Studi Sulle Donne e il Controllo Sociale. Naples: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1987.

1982 “Hard Times: The Evolution of the Women's Prison System and the Example of the New York State Prison for Women at Auburn, 1893-1933.” Ch. 11 in Rafter and Stanko, eds., Judge, Lawyer, Victim, Thief: Women, Gender Roles, and Criminal Justice. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

1982 “Sex Role Operations: Strategies for Women Working in the Criminal Justice System.” With Phyllis Jo Baunach. Ch. 13 in Judge, Lawyer, Victim, Thief: Women, Gender Roles, and Criminal Justice. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

1981 “Marxian Feminism: Implications for Criminal Justice Policy.” With Elena Natalizia. Crime and Delinquency 27: 81-98.

Repr. in Natalie J. Sokoloff and Barbara Price, eds., Women Offenders, Victims and Workers. New York: Clark Boardman, 1982.

Excerpted in 3d and 4th editions of Martin R. Haskell and Lewis Yablonsky, Juvenile Delinquency. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981, 1988.

1980 “Female State Prisoners in Tennessee: 1831-1979.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 39: 485-497.

1980 “Matrons and Molls: The Study of Women's Prison History.” Pp. 261-270 in James A. Inciardi and Charles E. Faupel, eds., History and Crime: Implications for Criminal Justice Policy. Beverly Hills: Sage.

1980 “Too Dumb to Know Better: Cacogenic Family Studies and the Criminology of Women.” Criminology 18: 3-25.

1978 “Crime and Intelligence: A Historical Look at the Low IQ Theory.” Pp. 67-74 in James A. Inciardi and Kenneth C. Hass, eds., Crime and the Criminal Justice Process. Kendall/Hunt.

1975 “New York's Second Felony Law.” With Scott Christianson. New York Times, 30 May 1975.

1969 “How to Teach a Delinquent.” Atlantic Monthly (March): 66-72.

Book Reviews

American Journal of Legal History (1995)
American Historical Review (1997, 1993, 1992, 1990) American Studies (1995)
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (1995) Contemporary Crises (1984)
Crime and Delinquency (1982)
Crime, Law, and Social Change (2005)
Crime, Media, Culture (2008)
Criminal Justice History (1985)
Criminal Law Bulletin (1979)
Gender and Society (1991)
History of Education Quarterly (1997, 1996)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History (1996)
Justice Quarterly (1986, 1984)
Law and History Review (1995)
Left History (1998; with Amy Farrell)
New England Quarterly (1988, 1984)
Signs (1993)
Theoretical Criminology (1999, 2013)

Western Historical Quarterly (1989)
Women and Criminal Justice (1997, 1994, 1992) 


2000 Searching the Criminal Body: Art/Science/Prejudice, 1840s to Present.An exhibit co-curated by Susan Erony and Nicole Rafter, September 26- November 5, 2000, University Art Museum, State University of New York at Albany.
1998 In Search of the Criminal Body: Science and Myth in Criminological History. An exhibit organized, designed, and mounted at Northeastern University, May 11-30, 1998. With Susan Erony.

Awards, Grants, and Honors

2015 Appointed to International Reference Group, International Criminological Research Unit, University of Liverpool

2012 Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool , 2012-2014

2010 Fulbright Fellow, Austria

2009 Sutherland Award, American Society of Criminology

2005-2006 Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

2005 Entry in Encyclopedia of Prisons, s.v. "Rafter, Nicole Hahn." Sage Publications; ed. Mary Bosworth.

2004 Visiting Senior Research Fellow, St John College, Oxford University

2003 Grant for Biology and Crime: Translation of a Classic Text from National Library of Medicine, NIH, to support new translation of Lombroso Criminal Man (with Mary Gibson)

2001 Resident Research Fellow, Study Center of Liguria (Bogliasco Foundation)

2000 Elected Fellow, American Society of Criminology

1999 Senior Scholar Award, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology

1999 American Association on Mental Retardation, Wilbur Founder Award for research contribution of Creating Born Criminals.

1998 Distinguished Alumni Award, State University of New York at Albany (School of Criminal Justice)

1998 Elected Chair, Crime, Law, & Deviance Section, American Sociological Association

1997 Elected Chair, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology

1997 Exhibition Grant, One Hundred Fund, Northeastern University.

1997 Teaching Diversity Through Crime Films. Instructional Development Fund Grant, Northeastern University

1997 Exhibition Planning Grant, One Hundred Fund, Northeastern University 1997 "A Search for Social Justice: A Biography of Nicole Hahn Rafter." By Alexander Pisciotta. Women and Criminal Justice 9 (11): 1-15.

1996 Women Studies Program ACE Initiative. Instructional Development

Fund Grant, Northeastern University

1995 Parsons Scheme Research Residency Grant, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney

1995 Elected Vice President, American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime

1993 Principal Speaker at James Madison University, Arts and Sciences Symposium on Justice: "Beyond Gendered Justice"

1989 Robert D. Klein University Lecturer, Northeastern University

1988 New York State Archives, Research Residency Award

1986-87 Northeastern University Research and Scholarship Development Grant, "Institutions for Delinquent Girls: A Social History"

1986-87 Northeastern University Instructional Development Grant, "Integrating Women's Studies into the Curriculum: A New Approach"

1985 Visiting Research Scholar, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women

1982 Northeastern University Research and Scholarship Development Grant, "The Incarceration of Women in the United States: A History of the Women's Prison System"

1979 National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, LEAA, "Current Problems of the Women's Correctional System: Origins and Development"

1976 National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research Support Grant

1976 State University of New York, Albany, School of Criminal Justice, Dissertation Fellowship

1973 State University of New York, Albany, University Fellowship 1962 Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Swarthmore College


Johannes Kepler University, Sommersemester, 2010

Victoria University, Wellington (NZ), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, External Examiner for PhD. thesis of Anna McKenzie, " rying to Stem Their Downward Course The Development of Penal Governance for Women in New Zealand."(2004)

University of Queensland (Australia), Department of History, marker for Ph.D thesis by Emily Wilson, ugenic Ideology and Racial Fitness in Queensland (2003)

University of Melbourne (Australia), Department of Criminology, mini-course in Biological Theories of Crime (July 2003)

Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ, Outside Examiner on dissertation of Samantha Jeffries (2001)

Northeastern University, Law, Policy, and Society Program: Adjunct Professor, 1998- ; Affiliated faculty member, 1981-1998; Chair, Dissertation Committee, April Pattavina (PhD. 1998); Chair, Dissertation Committee, Amy Farrell (PhD. awarded 2001); Chair, Dissertation Committee, Randall Grometstein (PhD awarded 2003).

        Amy Farrell was awarded an NIJ fellowship for a proposal titled “The Paradoxes of Neutrality: Examining the Effects                 of  Extraordinary Family Circumstances Departures on Federal Sentencing Outcomes,” NIJ Fellowship 1999, Grant No 1999-IJ-CX-064,             $15,000.

In the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, I chaired the Ph.D. committees of Rebecca Pfeffer (2012) and Kristin Bell (2014) and served on the dissertation committee of Laura Gross (2013).

Princeton University, Dept. of History and Program in African American Studies: Member of dissertation committee for Cheryl Hicks (degree completed August 1999)

Northeastern University: Faculty member, College of Criminal Justice (Assistant Prof., 1977-1982; tenured 1983; Associate Prof. 1982-1985; Full Prof. 1985-1998; 1998- present, Professor and Sr. Research Fellow). Currently I am on four dissertation committees, two as chair, and am directing one independent study.

Northeastern University, Dept. of School and Counseling Psychology: Member of Ph.D committees for Diane Green Reilly (degree awarded July 1997) and Julie Gold (degree awarded April 1998)

Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies at Radcliffe: Team-taught course on Gender, Representation, and Social Control, Spring 1995, Spring 1996

La Trobe University (Sydney, Australia), Department of Sociology: Outside Evaluator for Master's Thesis by Kirsten Elizabeth Deane, 1995

Indiana University: Visiting Professor, Spring 1993
Simon's Rock College: 1970-1973
American Community Schools of Athens (Greece): 1963-1965

Graduate courses taught: Crimes against Humanities; Writing for Publication; Biological Theories of Crime; Crime Films and Society; Criminal Behavior Systems; Criminal Justice Process; Gender and Justice; Imprisonment; Penology and Corrections; Punishment; Social Control; Theories of Law and Society

Undergraduate courses taught: Biological Theories of Crime, Crime Films, Criminology, Incarceration, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Prisons and Corrections, Social Control, Women and Criminal Justice

Offices and Board Memberships

Editorial Board, Crime, Media, Culture.  2015-

Editorial Board, Theoretical Criminology, 2011-

Editorial Board, AMS Annual on Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement (ed. Larry Sullivan), 2011-

Editorial Board, Studi Sulla Questione Criminale, 2006-

Editorial Board, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 2005-

Editorial Board, Feminist Criminology, 2005-

International Editorial Board, British Journal of Criminology, 2005-

Series Editor, Gender and Justice Series, Carolina Academic Press, 2000-2003

Editorial Board, Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 2000-

Criminology: Editorial Board, 1998-2000; 1992-1995

Punishment and Society: Associate Editor, 1998-2002

Law and History Review: Editorial Board, 1995-2000

American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime: Chair, 1997-1999; Vice President, 1994-1996; Executive Board, 1984-85, 1986-87

American Sociological Association--Crime, Law, and Deviance Section: Chair, 1998- 1999; Council, 1993-1996

Northeastern University Women's Studies Program: Executive Board, 1983-present; Advisory Board, 1981-1983, 1985-1987

Cambridge Documentary Films: Advisory Board, Film project on Defending Our Lives, 1990-1991. Winner of 1994 Academy Award for Best Documentary

Education Development Center, Newton, MA: Advisory Committee, Programming for Women Offenders Project, 1989--1992. Funded by National Institute of Corrections.

Social Justice for Women: Executive Board, 1989--1991 Women and Criminal Justice: Editorial Board, 1988-1995

American Society of Criminology: Executive Board, 1985-88

Northeastern University Press: Editorial Board, 1983-1986

Center for the Study of Women's Prisons, Northeastern University: Director, 1979-81

Invited Papers and Talks

2014 "Genocide, Films, and Visions of Justice." With Michelle Brown (first author).  Paper prepared for conference in Onati, Spain, May 2014 and publication in the conference's Proceedings.

2014 "On the 'need' for the moral insanity diagnosis." Paper prepared for conference on Historical Perspectives on the APSD diagnosis. of the concept of moral insanity, Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary (University of London), 2014.

2013 "Genocide Films, Public Criminology, and Commemoration." University of Liverpool.

2012 Justice, Genocide and Multicultural Issues. University of New York at Albany, Sept.

2011 Keynote speech on “Defining Genocide for Criminology,” Oslo, Norway conference on History of Criminology, Crime, and Criminal Law

2010 Chronology for Criminology, Institut fur Rechts und Kriminalsoziologie, Vienna

2008 University of Lyon, Conference on Women and Crime in the British Isles and North America since 1500, Keynote speech on From Eve to Andrea Yates: Theories of Female Criminality from Genesis to the Present

2008 University of Portsmouth, Conference on Crime Cultures, Keynote speech on The City as Character in Scorsese The Departed

2006 Oxford University, Centre for Criminology, J. Eysenck and the Revivial of Biological Explanations of Crime

2006 University of Kent, Criminology, Film, and Recent Sex Crime Movies

2003 Christchurch University (NZ), Faculty Seminar, Movie Psychos

2003 University College London, Faculty of Laws, Conference on Law and Popular Culture, Badfellas: Movie Psychos, Popular Culture, and Law

2003 International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, Conference on Discourses and Practices of Crime and Punishment, Lombroso Criminal Woman: Its Strange Journeys in England and the U.S., including Scenes of Mutilation and Salvation

2003 Vienna, Instituts fur Rechts und Kriminalsoziologie, conference on Revival of the Natural Sciences, Biological Theories of Crime

2003 University of Georgia, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Keynote address for film festival, Movie Psychopaths

2002 University of Denver, Department of Sociology, Keynote speech for

inauguration of new Criminology track, Criminal Bodies
2002 European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Seminar on Lombroso's

Criminal Woman as a Normalizing Discourse (with Mary Gibson)

2001 Vienna, International Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenscheften, Workshop on Urban Space and Criminological Discourse, Space, Gender, and Representation in Lombroso La donna delinquente

2001 Brooklyn Law School, DNA Symposium, Seeing and Believing: Images of Heredity in Biological Theories of Crime

2000 Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Symposium on Female Offenders, Building the Case: Why Focus on Women Offenders?

2000 University of New York at Albany, DNA Conference of School of Criminal Justice, Images of Heredity in Biological Theories of Crime

2000 Vermont Dept. of Corrections and Governor Commission on Women, Conference on Women in Prison, More Than New Walls The Significance of Vermont New Women Prison

1999 Washington, DC., National Symposium on Women Offenders (Office of Justice Programs), Women Prison Reform: Past, Present, Future

1998 Florence, Italy, Symposium on the History of Criminology: Criminal Anthropology: Its Reception in the United States and the Nature of its Appeal

1998 Rhode Island Conference on Women in Prison: From Research to Reality, Keynote address on Women Prison Reform: Past, Present, Future

1998 Northeastern University, Opening of exhibit In Search of the Criminal Body: Science and Myth in Criminological History, talk on representing Criminal Bodies: Art, Science and Prejudice Northeastern University, May 14, 1998. (With Susan Erony)

1998 Old Dominion University, Film and Video Festival, This is Hell Movies about Prisons and the Death Penalty

1997 John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Graduate School and University Center, Creating Born Criminals: An Illustrated History of Biological Theories of Crime

1996 Boston Area Colloquium on Feminist Theory, Panel on Feminist

Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Teaching and Research

1996 Harvard Facing History Project, Creating Born Criminals: Biological Theories of Crime and Eugenics

1995 Central Connecticut State University, Department of Sociology: "Born Criminals: A Genealogy"

1995 University of Melbourne, Law School, "Biological Theories of Crime: A Genealogy"

1995 University of Melbourne, Department of Criminology, "Crime & Public Policy"; "Redefining 'Justice': A Feminist Critique of Aristotle"; and "Gender and Biological Theories of Crime"

1995 University of Melbourne, Geography Department, "Space, Gender and Social Control"

1995 University of Melbourne, School of Graduate Studies, "Crime, Women & Society"

1995 University of New South Wales, Law School, "Biological Theories of Crime: A Constructionist History"

1995 University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, "A History of the Criminal Body"

1994 University of Georgia, Dept. of Sociology: "Reconceptualizing Justice"

1993 Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice, Conference on Sexual Assault, "Naming"

1993 Cardiff, British Criminology Conference, "Mobbing"

1992 University of Georgia Conference on Inequality and Social Control, "Eugenics, Class, and the Professionalization of Social Control"

1991 Washington, D.C., Federal Bureau of Prisons, Forum on Issues in Corrections, Female Offenders, "Equal Treatment or Different Treatment? The Origins of Today's Policy Dilemma in the Care of Incarcerated Women"

1991 International Feminist Conference on Women, Law, and Social Control, "Women, the Women's Movement, and Feminism in South Africa: Comments on Papers"

1990 Boston College Law School, Gender Bias and the Law Conference, "Women in Prison"

1990 Boston Area Medical Sociologists, "The Eugenic Family Studies"

1998 St. Louis, National Lawyers Guild "Crime and the Family"

1987 Nag's Head Conference on The American Prison, "Gender and Justice

1987 California Association for Criminal Justice Research, "Female Juvenile Delinquency"

1985 Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, "Gender, Prisons, and Prison History"

1985 University of Toronto, Centre of Criminology, "Women's Prisons, Sex Discrimination, and Prospects for Change”

1984 University of Southern Maine, Department of Sociology, "Women, 'Liberation,' and Crime"

1983 Brown University, "Chastising the Unchaste"

1981 Northeastern University, Scholarship Day Speaker, "The Women's Prison System"