College of Criminal Justice News

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Faculty: Brian B. Boutwell

Description of Image Brian B. Boutwell
Assistant Professor

Dr. Boutwell’s area of focus is in behavioral genetics and how both environmental and genetic factors influence anti-social behavior. He will teach a course in criminological theory in the fall.

In August 2010, Boutwell was awarded his Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University, where he also earned his master's degree in Criminology and a bachelor's in Criminology and Psychology.

Boutwell has published articles in Delinquency: Causes, Reduction and Prevention; Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency; Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice; Criminal Justice and Behavior; Biodemography and Social Biology; Criminology; and Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.

In 2009, Boutwell presented papers to the American Society of Criminology in Philadelphia and at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Boston. He also served as the session chair of the “Biosocial and Evolutionary Explanations of Antisocial Behaviors” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Boston.

He was the recipient of the Dissertation Research Grant at Florida State University in 2009 and served as research assistant at the institution from 2008 to 2009.

Boutwell is currently studying the effects of environmental toxins, such as lead, on the development of anti-social behavior in childhood.


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