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Gibson, Mary




1979 PhD   Indiana University, Bloomington
1973 MA     Indiana University, Bloomington
1971 BA      Duke University

Mary Gibson’s research focuses on the history of crime, criminology, women, and sexuality in modern Italy. Her publications include Prostitution and the State in Italy (1986) and Born to Crime: Cesare Lombroso and the Origins of Biological Criminology (2002). She has translated, with Nicole Hahn Rafter, the two major works of Lombroso: Criminal Man (2006) and Criminal Woman, the Prostitute and the Normal Woman (2004). At John Jay College she offers courses on the history of crime and punishment in Europe, women and crime, and comparative criminology. She also teaches in the History Program and the Criminal Justice Program at the Graduate Center of CUNY.


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