Brian Boutwell and JC Barnes

Brian Boutwell and JC Barnes

Brian Boutwell is an Assoc Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Saint Louis University. JC Barnes is an Assoc Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

Epigenetics Has Become Dangerously Fashionable

Epigenetics Has Become Dangerously Fashionable

For the past few years, social scientists have been buzzing over a particular topic in molecular biology—gene regulation. The hype has been building steam for some time, but recently, it rocketed to the forefront of public discussion due to a widely circulated piece in the New Yorker. Articles on

Brian Boutwell and JC Barnes
Brian Boutwell and JC Barnes
Science / Tech
Is Crime Genetic? Scientists Don’t Know Because They’re Afraid to Ask

Is Crime Genetic? Scientists Don’t Know Because They’re Afraid to Ask

The U.S. has made unprecedented strides in the fight against crime. Both violent and non-violent crime are way down from their highs in decades past. This is great news, of course, but the success could easily lull us into a false sense of security, believing that we have the

Brian Boutwell and JC Barnes
Brian Boutwell and JC Barnes
Criminology