Faculty & Staff
Bianca Bersani, PhD
- Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts Director of the Criminal Justice Program
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100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Hall,04,00011
Areas of Expertise
Life Course Criminology; Desistance from Offending; Marriage, Marital Dissolution and Crime; Intergenerational Disparities in Immigrant Offending; Immigration and Crime; Quantitative Methodology
PhD, University of Maryland
Professional Publications & Contributions
View Professor Bersani's Curriculum Vitae
Bianca E. Bersani and Stephanie DiPietro. “An Examination of the ‘Marriage Effect’ on Desistance from Crime among U.S. Immigrants.” Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice. 2013.
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.
Professor Bersani's research involves the study of patterns and predictors of offending over the life course, the role of romantic relationships and their dissolution on offending trajectories, describing and predicting divergence in offending across race/ethnicity, gender and immigration status, and the application of innovative methodologies to understand mechanisms of behavioral change. She has worked with the Pew Research Center and other general media outlets to translate her research and increase accessibility to a wider audience.