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J C Barnes

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 660-J TEACHER-DYER
Tel: 513-556-8495
Email: jc.barnes@uc.edu

Professor Barnes received his doctorate in 2010 from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University.  He served four years on the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Criminology Program before moving to the University of Cincinnati.  Dr. Barnes is a biosocial criminologist whose research seeks to understand how genetic and environmental factors combine to impact criminological phenomena.  Recent works have attempted to reconcile behavioral genetic findings with theoretical developments in criminology.  He is a co-author of Criminology Theory: A Brief Introduction (4th Edition) published by Prentice Hall and was a co-editor of The Nurture versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality (Sage).  Dr. Barnes has published more than 70 scholarly papers in outlets such as Aggressive Behavior, Behavior Genetics, Criminology, Developmental Psychology, Intelligence, Journal of Marriage and Family, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Theoretical Biology, and PLoS ONE.

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