John Paul Wright

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John Paul Wright
EducationIndiana State University (B.S., 1991; M.A., 1992) University of Cincinnati (Ph.D., 1996)
Known forBiosocial criminology
Awards4 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Cincinnati
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cincinnati College of Education Criminal Justice and Human Services, East Tennessee State University
ThesisParental support and juvenile delinquency: a test of social support theory (1996)
Doctoral advisorFrancis T. Cullen
Doctoral studentsKevin Beaver[1]

John Paul Wright is an American criminologist known for his work in biosocial criminology. He is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati College of Education Criminal Justice and Human Services. He is also the director of the graduate program in criminal justice there.[2] Among the students whose Ph.D. theses he has overseen is Kevin Beaver, a professor at Florida State University.[1] He previously taught at East Tennessee State University for five years (1995-2000),[2][3] and was granted tenure there in 2000.[4]


  1. ^ a b Cohen, Patricia (19 June 2011). "Genetic Basis for Crime: A New Look". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "John Paul Wright CV" (PDF). University of Cincinnati.
  3. ^ "John Paul Wright Faculty Page". University of Cincinnati.
  4. ^ "TBR grants tenure and promotion to ETSU faculty". East Tennessee State University. 29 June 2000.

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