Nicole Rafter, who has taught at Northeastern University since 1977, has authored five monographs: Partial Justice: Women, State Prisons, and Social Control; Creating Born Criminals; Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society; The Criminal Brain; and (with M. Brown) Criminology Goes to the Movies. In addition, she has published nine other books, including translations (with Mary Gibson) of the major criminological works of Cesare Lombroso, and published over fifty journal articles and chapters. In 2009 she received the American Society of Criminology’s Sutherland Award; other honors include a Fulbright Fellowship and several fellowships to Oxford University. Currently she is studying genocide, focusing on its criminological implications.
Rafter teaches courses in crime films, biological theories of crime,writing for publication, and crimes against humanity.