Carole Gibbs

Carole  Gibbs
  • Associate Professor
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • PhD 2006, University of Maryland
  • MA 2003, University of Maryland
  • BA 1999, University of Alabama at Birmingham


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Carole Gibbs is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her research interests include understanding street and elite crime from a systems perspective and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. She is currently an inaugural member of the Dean’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fellows Pilot Program in the College of Social Science. Recent publications have appeared in Criminology and the Journal of Higher Education Management.

Current Research

  • Putting Decision-Making in Context: Youth Violence in the Changing Landscape of Neighborhoods
  • Considering Corruption: Unpacking the Mechanisms and Processes of Corporate Financial Crimes
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Practice

Areas of Expertise

  • White collar and corporate crime
  • Neighborhoods, decision making and street crime
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

Selected Publications

When Guardians Become Offenders: Understanding Guardian Capability Through the Lens of Corporate Crime

Year: Forthcoming Authors: *Chan, F. & Gibbs, C. Journal: Criminology

The Dean’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellows Pilot Program at Michigan State University

Year: Forthcoming Authors: Achebe, N., Gibbs, C., Johnson, B., Velez Ortiz, D., & *Uchefuna, C. Journal: The Journal of Higher Education Management

Understanding Transnational Bribery: A Corporate Crime Framework

Year: 2021 Authors: *Chan, F., Gibbs, C., *Boratto, R., & *Speers, M. Journal: Crime, Law and Social Change