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 is the past recipient of the American Society of Criminology Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award and the National Institute of Justice’s graduate research fellowship. Beaver has published more than 150 articles and more than 25 book chapters and is the author/editor of 10 books including Biosocial Criminology: A Primer. His research has appeared in journals as diverse as American Journal of Public Health, Biological Psychiatry, Criminology, Developmental Psychology, and Sexual Abuse.
2016. “Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy” Routledge.
2015. “Whites’ Perceptions about Black Criminality: A Closer Look at the Contact Hypothesis” Crime and Delinquency 61 (September):996-1022.
2015. “A Behavioral Genetic Test of the Evolutionary Taxonomy” Evolutionary Psychological Science 1 (December):241-250.
2015. “A Partial Test of Moffitt’s Developmental Taxonomy: Examining the Role of Genetic Risk” Justice Quarterly 32 (September/October):768-791.
2015. “Assessing the Salience of Gene-Environment Interplay in the Development of Anger, Family Conflict, and Physical Violence: A Biosocial Test of General Strain Theory” Journal of Criminal Justice 43 (November/December):487-497.