Joseph Nedelec

Joseph L. Nedelec

Associate Professor

Associate Professor and Director of the Online MS Program

Teachers College


CECH Criminal Justice - 0389

Professional Summary

Professor Nedelec received his undergraduate degrees (criminology and psychology) and his Master’s degree (criminology) from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.  His doctoral degree (criminology) was received from Florida State University.  Dr. Nedelec's research interests include biosocial criminology, lifecourse/developmental criminology, evolutionary psychology, intelligence, quantitative behavior genetics, and cybercrime.  Dr. Nedelec’s work has been published in a variety of journals including Criminology, Evolution and Human Behavior, Intelligence, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Personality and Individual Differences, PLOS One, among others.  Dr. Nedelec teaches in the areas of cybercrime, life-course/developmental criminology, research methods, statistics, and terrorism and homeland security.  He is also co-founder and current Vice President of the Biosocial Criminology Association ( 

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Rowland, Meghan W; Schwartz, Joseph A; Nedelec, Joseph L; Beaver, Kevin M (2013. ) Social bias and the development of self-control: results from a longitudinal study of children and adolescents.International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, , 57 (5 ) ,557-77 More Information

Beaver, Kevin M; Nedelec, Joseph L; Rowland, Meghan W; Schwartz, Joseph A (2012. ) Genetic risks and ADHD symptomatology: exploring the effects of parental antisocial behaviors in an adoption-based study.Child psychiatry and human development, , 43 (2 ) ,293-305 More Information

Connolly, Eric J; Schwartz, Joseph A; Nedelec, Joseph L; Beaver, Kevin M; Barnes, J C (2015. ) Different Slopes for Different Folks: Genetic Influences on Growth in Delinquent Peer Association and Delinquency During Adolescence.Journal of youth and adolescence, , 44 (7 ) ,1413-27 More Information

Nedelec J. (03-01-2017. ) A multi-level analysis of the effect of interviewer characteristics on survey respondents' reports o.Personality and Individual Differences, , 107 ,96-101 More Information

Richardson G.B.;Chen C.C.;Dai C.L.;Swoboda C.M.;Nedelec J.L.;Chen W.W. (01-01-2017. ) Substance use and mating success.Evolution and Human Behavior, , 38 (1 ) ,48-57 More Information

Nedelec J.;Park I.;Silver I. (12-01-2016. ) The effect of the maturity gap on delinquency and drug use over the life course: A genetically sensi.Journal of Criminal Justice, , 47 ,84-99 More Information

Beaver K.;Connolly E.;Schwartz J.;Boutwell B.;Barnes J.;Nedelec J. (10-01-2016. ) Sexual Orientation and Involvement in Nonviolent and Violent Delinquent Behaviors: Findings From the.Archives of Sexual Behavior, , 45 (7 ) ,1759-1769 More Information

Beaver K.;Nedelec J.;Barnes J.;Boutwell B.;Boccio C. (08-01-2016. ) The association between intelligence and personal victimization in adolescence and adulthood.Personality and Individual Differences, , 98 ,355-360 More Information

Nedelec J. (07-30-2016. ) Individual differences and co-occurring victimization online and offline: The role of impulsivity.Personality and Individual Differences, , More Information

Barnes J.;El Sayed S.;TenEyck M.;Nedelec J.;Connolly E.;Schwartz J.;Boutwell B.;Wright J.;Beaver K.;Anderson N. (05-31-2016. ) Estimating Relative Stability in Developmental Research: A Critique of Modern Approaches and a Novel.Journal of Quantitative Criminology, , 1-28 More Information

Richardson G.B.;Dai C.L.;Chen C.C.;Nedelec J.L.;Swoboda C.M.;Chen W.W. (04-01-2016. ) Adolescent life history strategy in the intergenerational transmission and developmental stability o.Journal of Drug Issues, , 46 (2 ) ,102-121 More Information

Beaver K.;Schwartz J.;Barnes J.;Nedelec J.;Wright J.;Boutwell B.;Connolly E. (02-01-2016. ) Genetic and environmental influences on being expelled and suspended from school.Personality and Individual Differences, , 90 ,214-218 More Information

Schwartz J.;Connolly E.;Beaver K.;Nedelec J.;Vaughn M. (12-01-2015. ) Proposing a Pedigree Risk Measurement Strategy: Capturing the Intergenerational Transmission of Anti.Twin Research and Human Genetics, , 18 (6 ) ,772-784 More Information

Boutwell B.;Barnes J.;Beaver K.;Haynes R.;Nedelec J.;Gibson C. (11-01-2015. ) A unified crime theory: The evolutionary taxonomy.Aggression and Violent Behavior, , 25 ,343-353 More Information

Beaver K.;Nedelec J.;da Silva Costa C.;Vidal M. (01-01-2015. ) The future of biosocial criminology.Criminal Justice Studies, , 28 (1 ) ,6-17 More Information

Wright J.;Barnes J.;Boutwell B.;Schwartz J.;Connolly E.;Nedelec J.;Beaver K. (01-01-2015. ) Mathematical proof is not minutiae and irreducible complexity is not a theory: A final response to b.Criminology, , 53 (1 ) ,113-120 More Information

Beaver K.;Nedelec J. (01-01-2014. ) A biosocial explanation for male-female differences in criminal involvement.The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality, , 25-42 More Information

Nedelec J.;Beaver K. (01-01-2014. ) Physical attractiveness as a phenotypic marker of health: An assessment using a nationally represent.Evolution and Human Behavior, , 35 (6 ) ,456-463 More Information

Nedelec J.;Beaver K. (01-01-2014. ) The Relationship between Self-Control in Adolescence and Social Consequences in Adulthood: Assessing.Journal of Criminal Justice, , 42 (3 ) ,288-298 More Information

Barnes J.;Wright J.;Boutwell B.;Schwartz J.;Connolly E.;Nedelec J.;Beaver K. (01-01-2014. ) Demonstrating the validity of twin research in criminology.Criminology, , 52 (4 ) ,588-626 More Information

Beaver K.;Nedelec J.;da Silva Costa C.;Poersch A.;Stelmach M.;Freddi M.;Gajos J.;Boccio C. (01-01-2014. ) The association between psychopathic personality traits and health-related outcomes.Journal of Criminal Justice, , 42 (5 ) ,399-407 More Information

Beaver K.;Schwartz J.;Nedelec J.;Connolly E.;Boutwell B.;Barnes J. (09-01-2013. ) Intelligence is associated with criminal justice processing: Arrest through incarceration.Intelligence, , 41 (5 ) ,277-288 More Information

Beaver K.;Schwartz J.;Connolly E.;Nedelec J.;Al-Ghamdi M.;Kobeisy A. (09-01-2013. ) The genetic and environmental architecture to the stability of IQ: Results from two independent samp.Intelligence, , 41 (5 ) ,428-438 More Information

Nedelec J.;Beaver K. (07-31-2012. ) The Association Between Sexual Behavior and Antisocial Behavior: Insights From an Evolutionary Infor.Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, , 28 (3 ) ,329-345 More Information

Nedelec J.;Beaver K. (12-01-2011. ) Beauty is in the sex of the beholder: An examination of the effects of interviewer characteristics o.Personality and Individual Differences, , 51 (8 ) ,930-934 More Information

Beaver K.;Rowland M.;Schwartz J.;Nedelec J. (09-01-2011. ) The genetic origins of psychopathic personality traits in adult males and females: Results from an a.Journal of Criminal Justice, , 39 (5 ) ,426-432 More Information

Beaver K.;Nedelec J.;Wilde M.;Lippoff C.;Jackson D. (06-01-2011. ) Examining the association between MAOA genotype and incarceration, anger and hostility: The moderati.Journal of Research in Personality, , 45 (3 ) ,279-284 More Information