Rosemary Gartner

Rosemary Gartner

Professor Emeritus of Criminology
B.A. (California), M.S., Ph.D. (Sociology, Wisconsin)

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Professor Gartner’s research has examined comparative and historical patterns of violence, gender and intimate violence, the imprisonment of women, and relationships between legitimate and illegitimate violence.

Recent publications:

  • R. Gartner and L. Kennedy. “War and postwar violence.” Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research, Vol. 48, M. Tonry (ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018, 47.
  • E. Griffiths, C. Yule, and R. Gartner. “Relationship (a)symmetries and violence: Comparing intimates and non-partners.” Violence Against Women. 2017. DOI: 10.1177/1077801217711267
  • K. Rudzinski, P. McDonough, R. Gartner, and C. Strike. “Is there room for resilience? A scoping review and critique of substance use literature and its utilization of the concept of resilience.” Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy, 2017, 12 (1): Article 41, pp. 1 – 35. DOI: 10.1186/s13011-017-0125-2
  • R. Gartner. “Three things that work to prevent, reduce, or stop criminal violence.” The HFG Report. New York: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 2016.[49]
  • S. Simpson, M. Alper, L. Dugan, J. Horney, C. Kruttschnitt, and R. Gartner. “Age-graded pathways into crime:  Evidence from a multi-site retrospective study of incarcerated women.” Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, 2016, 2 (3): 296-320.
  • C. Yule, P-P. Paré, and R. Gartner. “An examination of the local life circumstances of female offenders: Mothering, illegal earnings, and drug use.” British Journal of Criminology, 2015, 55: 248-269.
  • Gartner and B. McCarthy (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • K. Thompson and R. Gartner. “The spatial distribution and social context of homicide in Toronto’s neighborhoods.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2014, 51: 88 – 118.
  • Light, R. Gartner, and M. Strabic. “Interpersonal violence by authoritarian rulers: Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin compared.” Post-Soviet Affairs, 2014, 30 (5): 389-415.
  • Wortley and R. Gartner. “’Highlights’ of a criminological career: Anthony Doob and the state of evaluation research in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2013, 55: 577 -594.


Ongoing & Future Research

An ongoing study of homicide in four cities (Toronto, Vancouver, Buffalo, Seattle) from 1900-1999 (Collaborator: Professor Bill McCarthy, University of California, Davis). This study will document the incidence and characteristics of the approximately 8,000-9,000 cases of homicide known to officials in these four cities, and track trends in homicide over the 20th century.