Kevin Beaver
#93531 Overall Influence

Kevin Beaver

American criminologist and academic

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Kevin Beaver is the Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, director of the FSU Distance Learning Program, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Drug Issues, and an expert in biosocial criminology. He earned a B.A. in sociology from Ohio University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

With a focus on biosocial markers and antisocial behaviors, Beaver has worked to better understand how behavioral and molecular genetics influence later criminality and delinquent behaviors. With more than 150 articles and books to his credit, he has contributed critical insights to our understanding of genetics and behavior. He has published multiple editions of Biosocial Criminology: A Primer, Criminological Theory: A Life-Course Approach, and Why Crime? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Criminal Behavior.

He is credited with the identification of a rare variation of the MAOA gene that correlates to violent behavior and weapons use among males. He teaches courses in Alternatives to Incarceration, Genes and Crime, Life-Course Criminology, Religion and Crime, and Victimology, among many others.

His most recently published book is Quantitative and Behavioral Genetics for Social Sciences, which was written with colleague J.C. Barnes, and published in 2018.

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Kevin Michael Beaver is an American criminologist and the Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology at Florida State University's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, where he is also the director of the Distance Learning Program.

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Schools

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University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati

Public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Florida State University
Florida State University

University in Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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Ohio University
Ohio University

Public university in Athens, Ohio, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#34 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Criminal Justice