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Chris Gibson, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Chris Gibson
Associate Professor
University of Florida

Dr. Chris Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the independent and interactive influences of individual differences and environments/contextual influences on children's and adolescents' antisocial behaviors, victimization, and the societal consequences of crime. He has published more than 70 scholarly works, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and federal reports. His articles have appeared in various academic journals including Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. His book (with Marvin Krohn) titled Handbook of Life-Course Criminology: Emerging Trends and Directions for Future Research will be published by Springer-Verlag in 2012. Dr. Gibson was awarded the National Institute of Justice's W.E.B Du Bois Fellowship in 2009 to study how the influence of acculturation on crime and victimization among Hispanic adolescents is explained by the neighborhood contexts in which they reside, and by the individual level differences that make more acculturated youth different from those less acculturated.