Rosemary Gartner

photo of Rosemary Gartner
Professor Emeritus of Criminology
BA (University of California), MS, PhD (Sociology, University of Wisconsin)
Tel: 416.946.7420

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.

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.


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.