Academics

Faculty & Staff

Bianca Bersani, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6250
  • Fax: 617-287-6288
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,04,00011

Areas of Expertise

Crime Over the Life Course, Criminological Theories, Immigration and Crime, Quantitative Methodology

Degrees

PhD, University of Maryland

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Bersani's Curriculum Vitae

Final Reports

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.

Current Research

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.