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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.

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