Rosemary Barberet

Professor of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Areas of Expertise

  • International criminal justice
  • Gender and crime
  • Violence against women
  • Business and crime
  • Youth crime
  • Crime indicators

Key Findings

  • Global forces play a large role in the cause of women’s offending and victimization. MORE
  • There is a significant need for monitoring and evaluating policies and programs concerning women, crime and justice, both in the developed and the developing world. MORE
  • Spanish criminology is largely student-centered however no university department of criminology exists in the country. MORE
  • Since 1985, criminological research in Spain became more plentiful, empirical and rigorous, however, for it to flourish, it needed to become institutionalized. MORE
  • Over time, international human rights norms have evolved and have legitimized international concern for human welfare. MORE
  • Human rights has gained wider acceptance in the international community due, in large part to an increase in information exchange and activities coordination among groups of government officials and private individuals. MORE


Rosemary Barberet, Professor of Sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is an expert in international criminal justice, youth crime, violence against women, victimization, gender and crime, business crime and crime indicators.

Barberet consulted with the World Bank, the Colombian Government’s Statistical Agency DANE, the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education and the Technical Consultative Expert Group Meeting on Making the United Nations Crime Prevention Guidelines Work. She chaired the International Division of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and is actively involved in several associations. She was awarded the Herbert Bloch Award of ASC and the Rafael Salillas Award of the Sociedad Espanola de Investigación Criminológica. She is a member of the International Sociological Association Executive Committee and represents it at the UN.

She is the author of Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry and “Education for Justice: Experiences and Prospects for Further Internationalization.”

Barberet received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Maryland, M.A. in Applied Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and A.B. in Sociology and Spanish from Georgetown University.

Follow Rosemary on Twitter: @rbarberet