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Professor Beaver Receives Prestigious National Award

April 21, 2009

Filed Under: Awards, Faculty, Research

FSU criminologist Kevin Beaver 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 completed his Ph.D. in criminal justice at the University of Cincinnati in 2006. His research focuses on biosocial criminology, genetic/biological correlates of offending, life-course/developmental criminology, and stability of violent behaviors. He has published more than 50 articles and more than 15 book chapters and is the author/editor of seven 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.