Beaver's research examines the biosocial underpinnings to antisocial behaviors. He has employed behavioral genetic and molecular genetic methodologies to unpack the gene-environmental basis to a range of criminal and delinquent outcomes.
He received this year's American Society of Criminology Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to the field in just the few years since he received his doctorate. Beaver has published more than 50 articles and more than 15 book chapters and is the author/editor of 7 books, including Biosocial Criminology: A Primer (Kendall/Huent, 2009). His research has appeared in journals as diverse as American Journal of Public Health, Criminology, Journal of Genetic Psychology, and Sexual Abuse.
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