Joe received his Ph.D. from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in 2014.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of Nebraska Omaha.  His research interests include behavior genetics, biosocial criminology, the association between intelligence and behavior, and additional factors involved in the etiology of criminal behavior.  His recent works have been published in a wide variety of academic journals including Criminology, Intelligence, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Affective Disorders, PLOS ONE, and Twin Research and Human Genetics.

Eric received his Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from Florida State University.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University.  Eric's research interests include biosocial criminology, criminological theory, developmental/life-course criminology, and victimology.  Eric's work has appeared in a number of journals including Child Development, Criminology, Developmental Psychology, IntelligenceJournal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Joe hails from small-town British Columbia, Canada and received his undergraduate and Master's degrees from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C.  After teaching stints in Japan (Aomori prefecture) and Missouri (Truman State University) he completed his Ph.D. in criminology at Florida State University in 2013.  It was at FSU that Joe and the other two yahoos on this page (and under the tutelage of Kevin Beaver) concocted the idea for the BCA.

 

Joe is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati and has a secondary appointment with the School of Information Technology.  Joe's research interests include biosocial criminology, behavioral genetics, evolutionary psychology, life-history theory, digit ratio, and a little bit of cybercrime to appear useful to society.  Joe's research has been published in a diverse collection of outlets including Child Psychiatry and Human Development, Criminology, Evolution and Human Behavior, Intelligence, Journal of Criminal Justice, Personality and Individual Differences, and others.  Joe contributes to Psychology Today via his blog "The Nature of Crime".

Joseph A. Schwartz, Ph.D.

University of Nebraska, Omaha

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

901 N. 17th Street

Nebraska Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0561

Joseph L. Nedelec, Ph.D.

University of Cincinnati

School of Criminal Justice

P.O. Box 210389

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389

Eric J. Connolly, Ph.D.

Sam Houston State University

College of Criminal Justice

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Hunstville, TX 77341-2296

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