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Stein, Abby

Associate Professor



2006-2008     Post-doctoral Fellowship William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry,
                      Psychoanalysis, and Psychology

2000 PhD      CUNY Graduate Center
1991 BA         CUNY Baccalaureate Program

Abby Stein, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, currently teaching full time in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Dr. Stein has written over thirty articles on interdisciplinary research, criminal psychopathology, child maltreatment, and the interaction of social and psychological variables. Stein's first book, Prologue to Violence: Child Abuse, Dissociation, and Crime was published in the U.S. by The Analytic Press in 2007; a Japanese edition is forthcoming from Shogen-sha. She is currently working on a new monograph, Cupid's Knife: Anger and Agency in Violent Relationships, to be published by Routledge in 2014. Dr. Stein currently serves as the Director of the Vera Fellows Program, a collaboration between John Jay College and the Vera Institute of Justice, and serves on John Jay's LGBTQ taskforce. Links to Abby Stein's CV and articles can be found at

Prologue to Violence: Child Abuse, Dissociation, and Crime

Prologue to Violence: Child Abuse, Dissociation, and Crime - An analysis of how early trauma shapes adult violence, based on personal interviews with 65 incarcerated men.

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