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John Paul Wright

Title: Professor
Office: 660NC Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-5829
Email: wrightww@ucmail.uc.edu

Professor Wright was the first graduate from the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Cincinnati. He subsequently served five years on the faculty at East Tennessee State University in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology prior to joining the UC faculty. Dr. Wright’s work has sought to integrate findings from a number of disciplines, including human behavioral genetics, psychology, and biology. He has published extensively in a broad array of criminology, biology, genetics, psychology, and medical journals. His research has reinvigorated intellectual interest in the role biology plays in criminal behavior and has led to new insights on the development of criminal offending, the stability of criminal behavior, the impact of parenting on offending, effective early intervention and policy. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and was recently judged to be one of the most prolific and most cited criminologists in the United States. Along with his many publications, Dr. Wright has also published or co-edited several books including Crimes of Privilege, a Reader on White-Collar Crime and Criminals in the Making. Additionally, Dr. Wright consults with states and local jurisdictions and is a much sought after lecturer. He currently teaches in the area of criminology.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1996 (Criminal Justice).
  • M.A., Indiana State University, Terra Haute, IN, 1992 (Criminology).
  • B.S., Indiana State University, Terra Haute, IN, 1991 (Criminology).

Research Information

Research Support

  • Barzman, D., & Wright, J.P., A Family-Linked Pilot Study: A Genome Wide Screen for Main Gene Effects for a Endophenotype for Early Onset Conduct Disorder and Alcoholism in Adulthood, UC Regents Grant. 2006.
  • Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M., Genetic Influences on Criminal Behavior, National Institute of Justice. $20,000. 2006.
  • Carter, D., & Wright, J.P., Family Social Capital Over Time, University of Cincinnati Faculty Mentor Grant. $750. 2002.
  • Kevin, K.M., & Wright, J.P., Toward a Theory of Behavioral Stability., University of Cincinnati Faculty Mentor Grant. $750. 2002.
  • Carter, D., & Wright, J.P., Delinquent Peer Development Across the Life-Course. , University of Cincinnati Faculty Mentor Grant. $750. 2001.
  • Wright, J.P., & McCartan, L., Neuropsychological Risks and the Life-Course., University of Cincinnati Research Grant. $4,000. 2001.
  • McCartan, L., Wright, J.P., Criminal Potential Across the Life-Course, University of Cincinnati Faculty Mentor Grant. $750. 2000.
  • Dietrich, K., Ris, D., & Wright, J.P., Cincinnati Lead Study, National Institute of Health. $500,000. 2000.
  • Wright, J.P., & Moon, M., A Statewide Survey on Attitudes Concerning Juvenile Crime and Justice, East Tennessee State University, Office of Sponsored Programs. $4,600. 1998.
  • Wright, J.P., Tri-Cities Adolescent Employment and Lifestyle Study, East Tennessee State University, Office of Sponsored Programs. $700. 1997.
  • Wright, J.P., Tennessee Crime Survey, East Tennessee State University, Office of Sponsored Programs. $2,500. 1996.
  • Developing General Strain Scales, University of Cincinnati Summer Research Grant. $300. 1994.
  • Wright, J.P., The Cincinnati Curfew Ordinance: An Empirical Examination of Arrest Rates, Department of Human Relations, Cincinnati, Ohio. $1,200. 1994.
  • Wright, J.P., The Cincinnati Curfew Ordinance: A Preliminary Report, Department of Human Relations, Cincinnati, Ohio. $1,200. 1994.
  • (PI), Wright, John, The Intersection of Genes, the Environment, and Crime and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Study of Offending, National Institute of Justice. (2006-IJ-CX-0001), $20,000.00. 04-01-2006 to 03-31-2007. Status: Closed.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Boisvert, D., & Wright, J.P. (2008). Nonshared environmental influences on sibling differences in externalizing problem behavior. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35 (7), 863-878.
  • Vaske, J., Makarios, M., Boisvert, D., Beaver, K., & Wright, J.P. (2009). The Interaction of DRD2 and Violent Victimization on Depression: An Analysis by Gender and Race. Journal of Affective Disorders, 112 (1-3), 120-125.
  • Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P., & DeLisi, M. (2008). Delinquent Peer Group Formation: Evidence of a Gene X Environment Correlation . The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 169 (3), 227-244.
  • Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P, DeLisi, M., & and Vaughn, M.G. (2008). Desistance from Delinquency: The Marriage Effect Revisited and Extended. Social Science Research, 37 (3), 736-752.
  • Wright, J.P., Beaver, K.M., Delisi, M., & Vaughn, M.G. (2008). Evidence of the Negligible Influence of Parenting on Self-Control, Delinquent Peers, and Delinquency in a Sample of Twins. Justice Quarterly, 25 (3), 544-569.
  • Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P., & Maume, M.O. (2008). The Effect of School Classroom Characteristics on Low Self-Control: A Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36, 174-181.
  • DeLisi, M., Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P., & Vaughn, M.G. (2008). The Etiology of Criminal Onset: The Enduring Salience of Nature and Nurture. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36 (3), 217-223.
  • Beaver, K.M., DeLisi, M., Vaughn, M.G., Wright, J.P, & Boutwell, B. (2008). The Relationship between Self-Control and Language Skills: Evidence of a Shared Etiological Pathway. Criminology, 46 (4), 939-970.
  • Beaver, K.M., DeLisi, M., Vaughn, M.G., & Wright, J.P. (2008). The Intersection of Genes and Neuropsychological Deficits in the Prediction of Adolescent Delinquency and Low Self-Control. Justice Quarterly, 54 (1), 22-42.
  • Gibson, C., Wright, J.P., Daigle, L.E., Swatt, M.L., & Beaver, K.M. (2008). Gender and Self-Control: Should Grasmick et al.’s Items be Used for Males and Females..
  • Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P., & DeLisi, M. (2008). Genetic Influences on the Stability of Low Self-Control: Results from a Longitudinal Sample of Twins. Justice Quarterly, 36 (6), 478-485.
  • Wright, J.P. (2008). Biosocial Selection into Extensive and Prolonged Adolescent Work Roles..
  • Wright, J.P. (2008). Analysis of the restricted ADDHEALTH genetic data. Various papers that examine the influence of genetic polymorphisms on behavioral outcomes..
  • Wright, J.P., & Barzman, D. (2008). (In Progress). A Family-Linked Pilot Study: A Genome Wide Screen for Main Gene Effects for a Endophenotype for Early Onset Conduct Disorder and Alcoholism in Adulthood..
  • Wright, J.P. (2008). (In Progress). "The Lead Effect Across Two Generations.” An analysis of data collected from a 24 year longitudinal study on the effects of lead on behavior and neuropsychological outcomes..
  • Boisvert, D. and Wright, J.P. (2008). (In Progress). IQ and Low Self-Control..
  • Boisvert, D., Vaske, J., Wright, J.P., Beaver, K.M., & Schnupp, R. (2008). (Under Review). The association between DRD4 and DAT1 and frequent marijuana use. Addiction.
  • Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P., & DeLisi, M. (2008). Gene-Environment Interplay and Delinquent Involvement: Implications for Self-Control and Social Learning Theories. Behavioral Science and the Law.
  • Wright, J.P., Dietrich, K., Ris, M.D., Wessel, S., Lamphear, B., & Hornung, R. (2008). Childhood Lead Exposure and Adult Criminal Behavior in a Prospective, Longitudinal Birth Cohort. PLoS.
  • Wright, J.P., Beaver, K., & Gibson, C. (2010). Behavioral Stability as an Emergent Process: Toward a Coherent Theory of Concentrated Personal Disadvantage. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39 (9), 1080-1096.
  • Beaver, K.M., & Wright, J.P. (2008). It Doesn’t Matter if You’re Black or White: Teacher Evaluations of White and Black Student’s Behavior. Social Science Quarterly.
  • Beaver, K.M., Vaughn, M.G., DeLisi, M., & J.P. Wright (2008). Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use and Involvement in Violent Behavior in a Nationally Representative Sample of Young Adult Males in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 98 (12), 2185-2187.
  • Vaughn, M. G.; DeLisi, M.; Beaver, K. M.; Wright, J. P. (2009). Identifying Latent Classes of Behavioral Risk Based on Early Childhood Manifestations of Self-Control. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 7 (1), 16-31 .
  • Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P., & Walsh, A. (2008). A Gene-Based Evolutionary Explanation for the Association between Criminal Involvement and Number of Sex Partners. Social Biology, 54 (1), 47-55.
  • Beaver, K.M., & Wright, J.P. (2007). The Stability of Low Self-Control from Kindergarten through First Grade., 30 (1), 63-86.
  • Vaughn, M.G., DeLisi, M., Beaver, K.M., & Wright, J.P. (2007). Toward a Psychopathology of Self-Control Theory: The Importance of Narcissistic Traits. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 25, 803-821.
  • Beaver, K.M., & Wright, J.P. (2007). A Child Effects Explanation for the Association between Family Risk and Involvement in an Antisocial Lifestyle. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22 (6), 640-664.
  • Beaver, K.M., Wright, J.P., DeLisi, M., Daigle, L.E., Swatt, M.L., & Gibson, C.L. (2007). Evidence of a Gene X Environment Interaction in the Creation of Victimization: Results from a Longitudinal Sample of Adolescents. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51 (6), 620-645.
  • Beaver,K.M.; Wright,J.P.; DeLisi,M.; Walsh,A.; Vaughn,M.G.; Boisvert,D.; Vaske,J. (2007). A gene x gene interaction between DRD2 and DRD4 is associated with conduct disorder and antisocial behavior in males. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 3, 30.
  • Beaver, K.M.; Wright, J.P.; Delisi, M. (2007). Self-control as an executive function: reformulating gottfredson and hirschi's parental socialization thesis. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34 (10), 1345-1361.
  • Beaver, Kevin M.; Wright, John Paul (2005). Biosocial development and delinquent involvement. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 3 (2), 168-192.
  • Beaver, Kevin M.; Wright, John Paul (2005). Evaluating the effects of birth complications on low self-control in a sample of twins. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 49 (4), 450-471.
  • Wright, John Paul; Beaver, Kevin M. (2005). Do parents matter in creating self-control in their children? a genetically informed test of gottfredson and hirschi’s theory of low self-control. Criminology, 43 (4), 1169-1202.
  • Wright, J.P.; Carter, D.E.; Cullen, F.T. (2005). A life-course analysis of military service in vietnam. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 42 (1), 55-83.
  • Wright,John Paul; Cullen,Francis T. (2004). Employment, peers, and life-course transitions. JQ: Justice Quarterly, 21 (1), 183-205.
  • Brezina, T.; Agnew, R.; Cullen, F.T.; Wright, J.P. (2004). The code of the street: a quantitative assessment of elijah anderson's subculture of violence thesis and its contribution to youth violence research. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 2 (4), 303-328.
  • Moon, M.M.; Cullen, F.T.; Wright, J.P. (2003). It takes a village: public willingness to help wayward youths. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 1 (1), 32-45.
  • Wright, J.P.; Cullen, F.T.; Williams, N. (2002). The embeddedness of adolescent employment and participation in delinquency: a life course perspective. Western Criminology Review, 4 (1), 1-19.
  • Agnew,Robert; Brezina,Timothy; Wright,John Paul; Cullen,Francis T. (2002). Strain, personality traits, and delinquency: extending general strain theory. Criminology, 40 (1), 43-72.
  • Wright,John Paul; Cullen,Francis T.; Miller,J.T. (2001). Family social capital and delinquent involvement. Journal of Criminal Justice, 29 (1), 1-9.
  • Wright, J.P.; Cullen, F.T. (2001). Parental efficacy and delinquent behavior: do control and support matter?. Criminology, 39 (3), 677-705.
  • Vander Ven, T.M.; Cullen, F.T.; Carrozza, M.A.; Wright, J.P. (2001). Home alone: the impact of maternal employment on delinquency. Social Problems, 48 (2), 236-257.
  • Wright, J.P.; Cullen, F.T.; Agnew, R.S.; Brezina, T. (2001). “the root of all evil”? an exploratory study of money and delinquent involvement. Justice Quarterly, 18 (2), 239-268.
  • Gibson, C.; Wright, J.P. (2001). Low self-control and coworker delinquency: a research note. Journal of Criminal Justice, 29 (6), 483-492.
  • Moon, M.M.; Wright, J.P.; Cullen, F.T.; Pealer, J.A. (2000). Putting kids to death: specifying public support for juvenile capital punishment. Justice Quarterly, 17 (4), 663-684.
  • Moon, M.M.; Sundt, J.L.; Cullen, F.T.; Wright, J.P. (2000). Is child saving dead? public support for juvenile rehabilitation. Crime & Delinquency, 46 (1), 38-60.
  • Gibson, C.; Wright, J.; Tibbets, S. (2000). Testing the generality of the general theory of crime: the effects of low self-control on social development. Journal of Crime and Justice, 23, 109-134.
  • Wright,John Paul; Cullen,Francis T. (2000). Juvenile involvement in occupational delinquency. Criminology, 38 (3), 863-896.
  • Cullen,F.T.; Wright,J.P.; Chamlin,M.B. (1999). Social support and social reform: a progressive crime control agenda. Crime & Delinquency, 45 (1), 188-207.
  • Whitehead, J.T.; Blankenship, M.B.; Wright, J.P. (1999). Elite versus citizen attitudes on capital punishment: incongruity between the public and policymakers. Journal of Criminal Justice, 27 (3), 249-258.
  • Cullen,Francis T.; Wright,John Paul; Brown,Shayna; Moon,Melissa M.; Blankenship,Michael B.; Applegate,Brandon K. (1998). Public support for early intervention programs: implications for a progressive policy agenda. Crime & Delinquency, 44 (2), 187-204.
  • Cullen, F.T.; Gendreau, P.; Jarjoura, G.R.; Wright, J.P. (1997). Crime and the bell curve: lessons from intelligent criminology. Crime & Delinquency, 43 (4), 387-411.
  • Cullen, F.T.; Williams, N.; Wright, J.P. (1997). Work conditions and juvenile delinquency: is youth employment criminogenic?. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 8 (2-3), 119-143.
  • Wright, J.P.; Cullen, F.T.; Williams, N. (1997). Working while in school and delinquent involvement: implications for social policy. Crime & Delinquency, 43 (2), 203-221.
  • Williams, N.; Cullen, F.T.; Wright, J.P. (1996). Labor market participation and youth crime: the neglect of ‘working’ in delinquency research. Social Pathology, 2 (3), 195-217.
  • Wright, J.P.; Cullen, F.T.; Blankenship, M.B. (1995). The social construction of corporate violence: media coverage of the imperial food products fire. Crime & Delinquency, 41 (1), 20-36.
  • Applegate, B.K.; Wright, J.P.; Dunaway, R.G.; Cullen, F.T.; Wooldredge, J. (1993). Victim-offender race and support for capital punishment: a factorial design approach. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 18 (1), 95–115.
  • Beaver, K. M.; Hoffman, T. Shields, R. T.; Vaughn, M. G.; DeLisi, M.; Wright, J. P (2010). Gender differences in genetic and environmental influences on gambling: Results from a sample of twins from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Addiction, 105, 536-542.
  • Beaver, K. M.; DeLisi, M.; Wright, J. P.; Vaughn, M. G. (2009). Gene-environment interplay and delinquent involvement: Evidence of direct, indirect, and interactive effects. Journal of Adolescent Research, 24, 147-168.
  • DeLisi, M.; Beaver, K. M.; Vaughn, M. G.; Wright, J. P (2009). All in the family: Gene x environemt interaction between DRD2 and criminal fathers is associated with five antisocial phenotypes. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 1187-1197.
  • Vaughn, M. G.; DeLisi, M.; Beaver, K. M.; Wright, J. P. (2009). DAT1 and 5HTT are associated with pathological criminal behavior in a nationally representative sample of youth. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 1113-1124.
  • Wright, J. P.; Boisvert, D. (2009). What biosocial criminology offers criminology. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 1228-1240.
  • Wright, J. P.; Boisvert, D.; Vaske, J. (2009). Blood lead levels in early childhood predict adulthood psychopathy. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 7, 208-222.
  • DeLisi, M.; Wright, J. P.; Vaughn, M. G.; Beaver, K. M. (2009). Copernican criminology. The Criminologist, 34 (1), 14-16.
  • Beaver, K.M., & Wright, J.P. (2011). The association between county-level IQ and county-level crime rates.. Intelligence, 39, 22-26.
  • Vaske, J., Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (2011). A dopamine gene (DRD2) distinguishes between offenders who have and have not been violently victimized. . International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55, 2651-267.
  • Vaske, J., Wright, J.P., Boisvert, D., & Beaver, K.M. (2011). Gender, genetic risk, and criminal behavior. . Psychiatry Research, 185, 376-381..

Published Books

  • John Paul Wright, Stephen G. Tibbetts, Leah Daigle (2008). Criminals in the Making: Criminality Across the Life-Course. Sage Publications.
  • Francis T. Cullen, John Paul Wright, and Kristi Blevins (eds.) (2006). Taking Stock: The Status of Criminological Theory–Advances in Criminological Theory, vol. 15. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.
  • Neal Shover and John Paul Wright (eds.) (2001). Crimes of Privilege: Readings in White Collar Crime. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Ellis, L., Beaver, K.M., & J.P. Wright (2008). (In Progress). Crime Correlates: Summarizing the Evidence. New York, NY: Elsevier.

Book Chapters

  • Wright, J.P. (2008). Contemporary Biosocial Criminology. Inconvenient Truths: Race, Science, and Criminal Behavior London: Routledge Press.
  • Wright, J.P., Boisvert, D., Dietrich, K., & Ris, M.D. (2008). Contemporary Biosocial Criminology. The Ghost in the Machine and Criminal Behavior: Criminology for the 21st Century London: Routledge Press.
  • Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (2008). Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Public Policy, and Practice. The Behavioral Genetics of Predatory Criminal Behavior (pp.33-48). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • DeLisi, M, Beaver, K.M., Vaughn, M.G., & J.P. Wright (2008). Criminology Theory: The Reader. Biological/Biosocial Theories New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (2007). The Development of Persistent Criminality. A Systematic Approach to Understanding Human Variability in Serious, Persistent Offending Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Wright, J.P, Cullen, F.T., & Beaver, K.M. (2006). Ethics in Practice (3rd ed.). Does Punishment Work? Blackwell Press.
  • Cullen, F.T., Unnever, J.D., Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (2006). Out of Control? Evaluating the General Theory of Crime. Parenting and Self-Control Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cullen, F.T., Wright, J.P., Gendreau, P., & Andrews, D.A. (2003). Social Learning Theory and the Explanation of Crime: A Guide for the New Century—Advances in Criminological Theory, Volume 11. What Correctional Treatment Can Tell Us About Criminological Theory: Implications for Social Learning Theory (pp.339-362). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
  • Wright, J.P. (2002). Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior: Recent Research and Future Challenges. Premature Affluence, Rational-Choice and Delinquency (pp.137-161). New York: Routledge Press.
  • Cullen, F.T., & Wright, J.P. (2002). The Future of the Adolescent Experience: Societal Trends and the Transition to Adulthood in the 21st Century. Criminal Justice in the Lives of American Adolescents (pp.88-128). New York: Cambridge University Press .
  • Wright, J.P, Cullen, F.T., & Wooldredge, J.D. (2000). Families, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Contemporary Perspectives on Family Research. Parental Support and Juvenile Delinquency: Empirical Evidence from an Emerging Paradigm (pp.139-161). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
  • Cullen, F.T., & Wright, J.P. (1997). Assessing the Anomie-Strain Tradition. Liberating the Anomie-Strain Theory Paradigm: Implications from Social Support Theory (pp.187-206). Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.
  • Cullen, F.T., & Wright, J.P. (1996). The Past, Present, and Future of American Criminal Justice. Two Futures in American Corrections (pp.198-219). New York: General Hall.
  • Cullen, F.T., Wright, J.P., & Applegate, B. (1995). What Works in Community Corrections: Evaluating the Supply and Defining the Demand. Control in the Community: The Limits of Reform? (pp.69-116). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Vaughn, M.G.; DeLisi, M.; Beaver, K.M.; Wright, J.P. (2008). (In Press). Child Welfare Issues and Perspectives. Psychopathic Personality Features and the Child Welfare System.
  • DeLisi, M.; Beaver, K. M.; Vaughn, M. G.; Wright, J. P (2010). Biological/biosocial theories. Criminological Theory: Readings and Retrospectives New York, New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Vaughn, M. G.; DeLisi, M.; Beaver, K. M.; Wright, J. P. (2009). Psychopathic personality features and the child welfare system: Implications for prevention of problems over the life-course. Child Welfare Issues and Perspectives (pp.151-156). New York, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Wright, J. P.; Boisvert, D.; Dietrich, K.; Ris, M. D. (2009). The ghost in the machine and criminal behavior: Criminology for hte 21st century. Biosocial Criminology: New Directions in Theory and Research (pp.736-89). New York, New York: Routledge.
  • Wright, J. P. (2009). Inconvenient truths: Race and crime. Biosocial Criminology: New Directions in Theory and Research (pp.137-153). New York, New York: Routledge.
  • Wright, J.P. (2011). Prenatal insults and the development of persistent criminal behavior. . Criminology Theory: A life-course approach. (pp.51-67). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett..

Encyclopedia Articles

  • Wright, J.P. (2006). The Imperial Foods Processing Plant Fire. Encyclopedia of White-Collar Crime
  • Wright, J.P. (1999). Corporate Violence in the Age of Industrialism. Violence in America: An Encyclopedia (pp.312-317).
  • Wright, J.P., & Travis, L.F. III (1996). Work Release. The Encyclopedia of American Corrections (pp.236-237).
  • Other Publications

    • Wright, J.P., Carter, D., & Vose, B. (2002). Families and Schools Acting Together: Final Report. For Brown County, Ohio, Juvenile Court.
    • Wright, J.P., & Price, V. (1997). The High Cost of Adolescent Employment: Results from the Tri-Cities Adolescent Employment Survey. For Johnson City School Board, Carter County School Board, Washington County School Board..
    • Wright, J.P., Fleury, J., Brown, S., & Holleran, D. (1996). Public Attitudes on Crime in Tennessee: Pragmatic Crime Policy..
    • Wright, J.P., Hurst, Y.G., Sundt, J., & Latessa, E. (1995). The Cincinnati Curfew Ordinance: A Preliminary Report..
    • Wright, J.P., Hurst, Y.G., Sundt, J., & Latessa, E. (1995). The Cincinnati Curfew Ordinance: An Empirical Examination of Arrest Rates..

    Additional Publications

    Review

    • (2002). (Rev. of White-Collar Crime and its Control). for Wadsworth Press.
    • (2001). (Rev. of Domestic Abuse). for Anderson Publishing.
    • (2001). (Rev. of Criminology and Social Control). for Blackwell Publishers.
    • (1999). (Rev. of Bulging Prisons, Bereft Communities). for Wadsworth Publishing.
    • (1999). (Rev. of Crime Typologies). for Wadsworth Publishing.
    • (1999). (Rev. of Coercion Theory). for St. Martins Press.
    • (1995). (Rev. of Introduction to Corrections: A Historical Approach). for Roxbury Press.
    • (1995). (Rev. of Corrections: Past, Present, and Future). for West Publishing.

    Presentations & Lectures

    Invited Presentations

    • Wright, J.P. (08-2008). Adolescent Brain Development: Implications for Treatment and Control Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association.
    • Wright, J.P. (05-2008). Etiology of Juvenile Offending Across the Life-Course Urban League.
    • Wright, J.P. (09-2007). Lead and Adult Criminal Behavior 14th Annual New York Conference on Lead, New York.
    • Wright, J.P., Beaver, K.M., & Delisi, M. (03-2007). Evidence of Negligible Parenting Influences on Self-Control, Delinquent Peers, and Delinquency in a Sample of Monozygotic Twins Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences , Seattle, WA.
    • DeLisi, M., Beaver, K.M., & Wright, J.P. (03-2007). Genetic Antecedents of Career Criminality: An Exploratory Empirical Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA.
    • Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (03-2007). A Child Effects Explanation for the Association between Family Risk and Involvement in an Antisocial Lifestyle Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences , Seattle, WA.
    • Wright, J.P. (02-2007). What Works with Criminal and Addicted Populations ASPIN Educational Networks, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Wright, J.P. (12-2006). Delinquency prevention Indiana Youth Services.
    • Boisvert, D., & Wright, J.P. (11-2006). Non-shared environmental influences and sibling differences in externalizing problem behavior American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Schnupp, R., & Wright, J.P. (11-2006). Gene X environment interaction and low self-control American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Vaske, J., & Wright, J.P. (11-2006). Genetic contributors to alcohol related problems by gender and race American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Vaske, J., & Wright, J.P. (11-2006). Emotional indicators of low self-control American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Beaver, K. M., & Wright, J. P. (11-2006). Neuropsychological deficits are predictive of childhood levels of low self-control American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Wright, P. J., & Beaver, K. M. (11-2006). Biosocial development and adolescent employment: Beyond the selection/causation debate American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Wright, P. J., & Beaver, K. M. (11-2006). The biosocial development of persistent offending: A human systems approach American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Beaver, K. M., Wright, J. P., Daigle, L. E., Swatt, M. L., & Gibson, C. (11-2006). Evidence of a gene X environment interaction in the creation of victimization: Results from a longitudinal sample of adolescents American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Beaver, K. M., Wright, J. P., & DeLisi, M. (11-2006). Genetic and environmental contributors to associating with delinquent peers: Evidence of a gene X environment correlation American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Wright, J.P. (10-2006). What Works with Offenders Nebraska Probation.
    • Wright, J.P. (06-2006). The Criminal Mind: Bridging the Gap between Mental Health and Corrections ASPIN Educational Network, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Wright, J.P. (03-2006). Assessing RECLAIM Ohio Rethinking Juvenile Justice Conference, Columbus, OH.
    • Wright, J. P. (09-2005). Effective interventions and evidence based practices Invited presentation given to Federal Probation and U.S. Court Services, CA.
    • Wright, J. P. (09-2005). What works with adolescent offenders? Invited presentation given to PACT, IN.
    • Wright, J. P. (07-2005). How lead affects adult crime Presentation given at East Tennessee State University.
    • Wright, J. P. (07-2005). What works, what doesn't, and why Invited presentation given to the Multi-County Juvenile Assistance Program, Stark County, OH.
    • Wright, J. P. (06-2005). The development of offending and effective correctional intervention RECLAIM OHIO 2005, Ohio Department of Youth Services.
    • Wright, J. P. (03-2005). Adolescent offenders and their treatment Invited lecture at The Ohio State University, John Glenn Policy Institute, Columbus, OH.
    • Wright, J., Dietrich, K., & Ris, D. (11-2004). The intergenerational transmission of crime: The lead effect reconsidered Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meeting, Nashville, TN.
    • Wright, J. & Brown, S. (11-2004). The social construction of dead beat dads American Society of Criminology meeting, Nashville, TN.
    • Wright, J. & Beaver, K. (11-2004). Do parents matter in creating self-control in their children? Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology meeting, Nashville, TN.
    • Wright, J.P. (11-2004). Lead in Two Generations Division of Criminal Justice Brown Bag Series, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Wright, J. (10-2004). Lead and the intergenerational transmission of crime Presented to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health.
    • Wright, J. (10-2004). Linking our understanding of the development of crime to effective interventions Paper presented at the International Community Corrections Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Wright, J. (09-2004). Understanding the science of what works Invited presentation to the South Dakota Department of Corrections..
    • Wright, J. (06-2004). What works, what doesn't and why? Invited presentation sponsored by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and Division of Families.
    • Wright, J (05-2004). Linking the development of offending to effective correctional intervention Invited presentation sponsored by the Indiana Judicial Center.
    • Wright, J. & Beaver, K. (04-2004). The ABC's of misconduct: Antisocial behavior in children Paper presented at the Ohio Criminal Justice Research Conference, Columbus, OH.
    • Wright, J. & Beaver, K. (03-2004). The reproduction of concentrated personal disadvantage Paper presented at the meeting of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Wright, J. & Beaver, K. (03-2004). Evaluating the effects of birth complications on low self-control using a sample of twins Paper presented at the meeting of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Wright, J., Beaver, K., & Gibson, C. (11-2003). Toward a unified theory of behavioral stability Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
    • Wright, J.P., Beaver, K.M., & Gibson, C. (03-2003). The Stability of Low Self-Control from Childhood to Young Adulthood: A Longitudinal Analysis Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.
    • Wright, J.P., & Minor, S. (11-2002). The Birds, the Bees, and Delinquency American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright, J.P., & Carter, D. (11-2002). Family Social Capital Across the Life-Course American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (11-2002). Physicality and Delinquent Involvement: Does Size Matter? American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright. J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (11-2002). Physicality and delinquent involvement: Does size matter? American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright. J.P., & Carter, D. (11-2002). Family social capital across the life-course American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright. J.P., & Minor, S. (11-2002). The birds, the bees, and delinquency American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright. J.P., & Carter, D. (11-2002). Family social capital across the life-course American Society of Criminology , Chicago, IL.
    • Wright, J.P. (08-2002). Criminal Justice in the Lives of Adolescents American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright, J.P., & Beaver, K.M. (02-2002). Does Size Matter? Physicality and Delinquent Involvement University of Cincinnati Spring Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Wright, J.P., Carter, D., & Wooldredge, J. (03-2001). A Life-Course Analysis of Peer Development Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington, D.C..
    • Wright, J.P. (03-2001). Comorbidity in Problem Behavior and its Relationship to Juvenile Treatment Division of Youth Services, State of Ohio.
    • Wright, J.P., Haas, S., Van Voorhis, P., & Mazerolle, P. (11-2000). Testing Bandura’s Social Learning Model American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
    • Wright, J.P., & Carter, D. (11-2000). Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Battle: A Life-Course Analysis of the Effects Military Service During Vietnam American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
    • Wright, J.P., & Verhegee, K. (11-2000). Parents, Peers and Developmental Trends American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.
    • Wright, J.P. (10-2000). Known Patterns of Development into Delinquency: A New Direction in Juvenile Justice Policy West Central Juvenile Justice Symposium.
    • Wright, J.P., & Cullen, F.T. (11-1999). What Correctional Treatment has to Teach Criminological Theory American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.
    • Wright, J.P., & Cullen, F.T. (11-1999). Juvenile Involvement in Occupational Delinquency American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.
    • Wright, J.P., Moon, M., Sundt, J., & Cullen, F.T. (11-1999). Is Child-Saving Dead? Public Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.
    • Wright, J.P., Cullen, F.T., Agnew, R.S., & Brezina, T. (11-1999). "The Root of All Evil" Money and Delinquent Involvement Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, Florida.
    • Wright, J.P., Moon, M., Cullen, F.T., & Pealer, J. (03-1999). Putting Kid's to Death: Specifying Public Support for Juvenile Capital Punishment Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, Florida.
    • Wright, J.P. (11-1998). Early Work Experiences and Delinquency American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C..
    • Wright, J.P. (10-1998). What Students and Criminals have in Common University Productions "Last Lecture Series".
    • Wright, J.P. (08-1998). Social Support and Social Reform: A Progressive Crime Control Agenda American Sociological Society, San Francisco, CA.
    • Wright, J.P. (03-1998). Adolescent Mothers and Delinquency in their Children Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.
    • Wright, J.P. (03-1998). Delinquency and Single Parent Families: An Examination of Direct Parental Controls, Family Risk Factors, and Parental Social Support Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Albuquerque, NM.
    • Wright, J.P. (03-1998). Elite vs. Citizen Attitudes on Capital Punishment: Do Legislators Know What Joan Q. Public Thinks? Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM.
    • Wright, J.P. (11-1997). The Embeddedness of Adolescent Employment and Participation in Delinquency: A Life-Course Perspective American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA.
    • Wright, J.P. (10-1997). A Life-Course Approach to Adolescent Delinquency Annual Tennessee Social Work Conference , Johnson City, TN.
    • Wright, J.P. (11-1996). Parental Support and Delinquent Behavior: The Limits of Control Theory American Society of Criminology , Chicago, IL.
    • Wright, J.P. (11-1995). What's Love Got to Do With It? Parental Support and Juvenile Delinquency: A Social Capital Approach American Society of Criminology , Boston, MA.
    • Wright, J.P. (04-1995). A Review of the Evidence Concerning the Application of Capital Sentencing and the Administration of Capital Punishment Lions Club, Johnson City, TN.
    • Wright, J.P., Hurst, Y., & Sundt, J. (03-1995). Controlling Crime Through Time: The Effects of Cincinnati's Adolescent Curfew Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences , Boston, MA.
    • Wooldredge, J., & Wright, J.P. (03-1994). The Effects of Institutional Experiences on Inmate Attitudes Toward Incarceration Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences , Chicago, Illinois.
    • Cullen, F.T., Wright, J.P., & Applegate, B. (11-1993). Control in the Community: The Limits of Reform? International Association of Residential and Community Alternatives conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Wright, J.P., & Cullen, F.T. (10-1993). The Social Construction of Corporate Violence American Society of Criminology , Phoenix, AZ.
    • Applegate, B., Wright, J.P., Cullen, F.T., Dunaway, R.G., & Wooldredge, J. (10-1993). Victim-Offender Race and Support for Capital Punishment: A Factorial Design Approach American Society of Criminology, Phoenix, AZ.
    • Wright, J.P. (10-1991). The Dichotomy of White-Collar Crime Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Paper Presentations

    • Wright, J. P. (09-2009). The development of offending behavior.
    • Wright, J. P. (07-2009). Getting the law involved: Results from the Early Intervention Prosecutors Program, Chicago, IL.
    • Wright, J. P. (06-2009). The development of criminal behavior, Wichita, KS.

    Honors & Awards

    • Division of Criminal Justice Award For Service, University of Cincinnati, 2003.
    • Mentor of the Year, Graduate Student Society, East Tennessee State University, 1997.
    • Gavin Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Cincinnati, 1996.
    • Mentor of the Year, Graduate Student Society, East Tennessee State University, 1996.
    • Mentor of the Year, Graduate Student Society, East Tennessee State University, 1995.

    Experience & Service

    Work Experience

    • 2000 to To Present, Associate Professor and Graduate Director in the Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
    • 1995 to 2000, Assistant to Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, East Tennessee State University.
    • 1993 to 1995, Adjunct Faculty Member , University of Northern Kentucky, Department of Justice Studies, Highland Heights, KY.
    • 1993 to 1995, Research/Teaching Assistant in the Division of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
    • 1991 to 1992, Research Assistant in the Graduate School of Nursing, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.
    • 1990 to 1991, Loss Prevention Manager, Hills Department Stores, Terre Haute, Indiana.
    • 1984 to 1992, Security Police Supervisor, United States Air-Force & Indiana Air National Guard.
    • Senior Research Fellow, Center for Criminal Justice Research.
    • Fellow, Arlitt Child and Family Development Research Center.
    • Treasurer, American Society of Criminology.
    • Director, Undergraduate Program in Criminal Justice, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Director, Graduate Program in Criminal Justice, Cincinnati, OH.

    Service

    • CECH Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2007 to To Present
    • Graduate Program Director in the Division of Criminal Justice 2007 to To Present
    • Committee Chair, Graduate Student Overview Committee 2005 to To Present
    • Committee Chair, Graduate Curriculum Committee 2005 to To Present
    • Board Member, American Society of Criminology, Treasurer 2003 to To Present
    • Undergraduate Program Director, Division of Criminal Justice 2002 to 2007
    • Committee Chair, Division of Criminal Justice Faculty Search Committee 2001 to 2002
    • Member, Academic Program Committee 2001 to 2002
    • Member, College of Education Assessment and Standards Committee 2000 to 2001
    • Member, Division of Criminal Justice Graduate Admissions Committee 2000 to 2001
    • Committee Chair, Division of Criminal Justice Speakers Committee 2000 to 2001
    • Committee Chair, Division of Criminal Justice Faculty Search Committee 2000 to 2001
    • Committee Chair, Departmental Search Committee for the Chair's Position 1998 to 1999
    • Committee Chair, Educational Affairs Committee, College of Arts and Sciences 1998 to 1999
    • Member, General Education Affairs Committee (GEAC) 1998 to 1999
    • Committee Chair, Departmental Curriculum Committee 1998 to 1999
    • Member, Committee on Non-Thesis Options 1997 to 1999
    • Committee Chair, Committee on Tenure Standards 1996 to 1999
    • Graduate Program Director 1995 to 1999
    • Committee Chair, American Society of Criminology Bloch Awards Committee,

    Other Experience and Professional Memberships

    • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences,
    • American Psychological Association,
    • American Society of Criminology,
    • American Sociological Association,
    • Behavioral Genetics Association,
    • National Council on Crime and Delinquency,
    • Society for the Study of Social Problems,
    • 2005 to 2013 ,Chair, . Graduate Curriculum Committee, University of Cincinnati.
    • 2005 to 2013 ,Chair, . Graduate Student Overview Committee, University of Cincinnati.
    • 2007 to 2013 ,Director, . Graduate Program in the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.
    • 2007 to 2013 ,CECH Tenure and Promotion Committee, . University of Cincinnati.
    • 2010, Chair, . Bloch Awards Committee, American Society of Criminology.

    Courses Taught

    • White-Collar/Corporate Crime
    • Criminology
    • Patterns of Criminal Behavior
    • Crime Across the Life-Course
    • Crime Topologies
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Developmental Criminology
    • Biosocial Criminology
    • Corrections in America
    • Theories of Punishment
    • Microcomputers as a Research Tool
    • Criminal Justice Statistics
    • Research Methods
    • Criminal Offender