Phone number
Room number
520.10 Haaren Hall
Ph.D., University of Maryland (1994, Criminal Justice and Criminology)
M.A., University of Massachusetts at Boston (1987, Applied Sociology)
AB, Georgetown University (1983, Sociology and Spanish)

Rosemary Barberet is Professor in the Sociology Department with teaching and service in International Criminal Justice.  A native of Connecticut and trained in criminology in the United States (PhD, University of Maryland, 1994), she commenced her academic career in Europe (Spain and England). Dr. Barberet's publications have dealt with self-reported youth crime, women and  crime, crime indicators, comparative methodology and victimology. Her presentations and guest lectures span two continents, three languages and have been delivered to public service professionals (police officers, judges and court employees, women's associations) as well as to academic colleagues.  From 2001-2005 she chaired the International Division of the American Society of Criminology. She is actively involved in a number of criminology associations around the world and is fluent in Spanish and French. In 2006 Dr. Barberet was awarded the Herbert Bloch Award of the American Society of Criminology for service to the society and to the professional interests of criminology, as well as the Rafael Salillas Award of the Sociedad Espanola de Investigación Criminológica.  Her book, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry (2014) won awards from both the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology and the International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  From 2014-2018 she was the editor of Feminist Criminology, and in 2017 she received the Saltzman Award for Practice and the Sarah Hall Award for Service Contributions from the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.  Dr. Barberet represents the International Sociological Association (ISA) and Criminologists Without Borders at the United Nations. She has consulted for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Colombian Government's Statistical Agency DANE, and the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education.  She was an invited expert to the Technical Consultative Expert Group Meeting on Making the United Nations Crime Prevention Guidelines Work.

JJC Affiliations
International Criminal Justice major, Master of Arts Degree Program in International Crime and Justice
Courses Taught

Introduction to International Criminal Justice (ICJ101)

Internship in International Criminal Justice (ICJ381)

Gender Issues in International Criminal Justice (SOC333)

International Criminology (SOC341)

Foundations of Scholarship in International Criminal Justice (ICJ310)

Capstone Seminar in International Criminal Justice (ICJ401)

International Crime and Justice Theory (ICJ700)

Seminar in International Crime and Justice (ICJ770)

Research Methods in Sociology and Criminology (SSC325) in Spanish

Professional Memberships

American Society of Criminology

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

British Society of Criminology

International Sociological Association

Association Internationale de Criminologues de Langue Française

Sociedad Española de Investigación Criminológica (SEIC)

Criminologists without Borders

English, Spanish, French
Scholarly Work

Barberet, R., Ranjan, S. & Beichner-Thomas, D. (Eds.). (2023, in press).  Feminist Approaches to Justice: Contributions to CSW66.  Special issue of International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 47(2).

Barberet, R. (2022).  Globalisation, gender and crime.  In D. Nelken and C. Hamilton (Eds.) Research Handbook of Comparative Criminal Justice.  Edward Elgar Publishing.

Beichner, D., Barberet, R. & Ranjan, S. (Eds.) (2022). Special issue of Violence Against Women: Prioritizing the Elimination of Violence Against Women Worldwide: Lessons From the 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. 28(8).

Ranjan, S., Barberet, R., Beichner, D. and Arnull, E. (2020) Special issue.  The social protection of women and girls: Links to crime and justice at CSW63. Guest editors’ introduction. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 9(1): 1-6.

Barberet, R., Bartolomé, R. & Fernández-Molina, E. (Eds.) (2019).  Metodología de investigación en Criminología.  Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch.

Andreopoulos, G., Barberet, R. and Nalla, M. (Eds.) (2018). The rule of law in an era of change: Responses to transnational challenges and threats.  New York: Springer.

Flesher Fominaya and Barberet (2018). The right to commemoration and “ideal victims”: The puzzle of victim dissatisfaction with State-led commemoration after 9/11 and 3/11.  Critical Studies on Terrorism, 11(2), 219-242.

Honors and Awards

Adjunct Professor, School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.  2015-2024.

Linda Saltzman Award for Practice, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology, November, 2017

Sarah Hall Award for Service, Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology, November, 2017

Outstanding Mentor Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2015

Recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Book Award, International Section, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

2014 Recipient of the Distinguished Book Award of the Division of International Criminology, American Society of Criminology

Herbert Bloch Award, American Society of Criminology, November, 2006

Rafael Salillas Award, Sociedad Española de Investigación Criminológica, April 2006.

Research Summary

Women and Crime


Cross-cultural Methodology

International Policy Transfer

United Nations Policymaking