Brian Boutwell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Courses Taught

Criminology Theory; Research Methods; Statistics; The Science of Evil


Ph.D., Florida State University

Research Interests

The evolution of various human traits; the use of quantitative genetics to examine the environmental and genetic underpinnings of human violence and aggression; and the intersection of general intelligence with various public health and behavioral outcomes.

Publications and Media Placements

His published articles have appeared in PLOS One, Behavior Genetics, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Criminology, and Social Science and Medicine as well as others. He was also a coeditor of The Nurture versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality (Sage).