Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Crime Over the Life Course, Criminological Theories, Immigration and Crime, Quantitative Methodology
PhD, University of Maryland
Professional Publications & Contributions
Forthcoming, 2013. Bersani, Bianca E. “A Game of Catch-up? The Offending Experience of Second Generation Immigrants.” Crime and Delinquency.
Bersani, Bianca E. and Elaine Eggleston Doherty. 2013. “When the Ties That Bind Unwind: Examining the Enduring and Situational Processes of Change Behind the Marriage Effect.” Criminology, 51: 399-433.
Forthcoming, 2012. Bersani, Bianca E. “An Examination of First and Second Generation Immigrant Offending Trajectories.” Justice Quarterly.
2009. Bersani, Bianca E., Paul Nieuwbeerta, and John H. Laub. “Predicting Trajectories of Offending over the Life Course: Findings from a Dutch Conviction Cohort.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 46: 468-494.
2009. Bersani, Bianca E., John H. Laub, and Paul Nieuwbeerta. “Marriage and Desistance From Crime in the Netherlands: Do Gender and Socio-Historical Context Matter?” Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 25: 3-24.
2008. Tyler, Kimberly A. and Bianca E. Bersani. “A Longitudinal Study of Early Adolescent Precursors to Running Away.” Journal of Early Adolescence, 28: 230-251.
2007. Bersani, Bianca E. and Constance L. Chapple. “School Failure as an Adolescent Turning Point.” Sociological Focus, 40: 370-391.
2006. Tyler, Kimberly A., Rosalie Torres Stone, and Bianca E. Bersani. “Examining the Changing Predictors of Adolescent Alcohol Misuse.” Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 16: 95-114.
2004. Chapple, Constance L., Kimberly A. Tyler, and Bianca E. Bersani. “Childhood Neglect and Adolescent Violence: Examining Individual and Peer Effects.” Violence and Victims, 20: 39-53.
View Professor Bersani's Curriculum Vitae
LaFree, Gary and Bianca Bersani. County-level Correlates of Terrorism in the United States, 1990 to 2010. Final Report to the Resilient Systems Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. College Park, MD: START, 2013.
LaFree, Gary and Bianca E Bersani. Hot Spots of Terrorism and other Crimes in the United States. Final Report to Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. College Park MD: START, January 2012.
Current research projects include an examination of longitudinal patterns of offending among contemporary and early 20th century immigrants, tests of the “marriage effect” on offending trajectories, and the investigation of the relationship between language diversity and crime.