J.C. Barnes

J.C. Barnes


Professor and Director | School of Criminal Justice

Teachers College


CECH Criminal Justice - 0389

Professional Summary

Professor Barnes received his doctorate from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University.  He has two primary areas of research interest. First, his research seeks to identify how genetic and environmental factors combine to impact criminological phenomena. Second, he studies the offender decision-making process in order to gain insight into the way in which offenders choose their targets. To that end, he has published in a wide range of outlets including Behavior Genetics, Criminology, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Psychological Bulletin, and Psychological Science.

Research Support

Grant: #R40201 Investigators:Barnes, J C 07-01-2018 -12-31-2019 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Using Virtual Reality to Understand Criminal Decision-Making: A Novel Interdisciplinary Approach Role:PI $25,000.00 Closed Level:Internal UC

Grant: #R40539 Investigators:Barnes, J C; Gerard, Daniel 10-01-2019 -06-30-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Development of a Virtual Reality Augmented Violence Reduction Training System for Active and Mass Shooting incidents Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #2017-JG-A02-V6351 Investigators:Barnes, J C; Tang, Ming 04-01-2020 -03-31-2021 Department of Justice Virtual Reality Training for Ohio Law Enforcement Role:PI $50,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #AC-SEL / H027A200111A Investigators:Barnes, J C; Ottley, Jennifer; Telfer, Deborah 01-01-2021 -06-30-2021 Department of Education Addressing the Academic and Social-Emotional Learning Needs of Adolescents with Disabilities or At-risk of Being Identified with a Disability in a Pilot District Role:Collaborator $175,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #AC-SEL Investigators:Barnes, J C; Ottley, Jennifer 07-01-2021 -06-30-2022 Ohio Department of Education AC-SEL Role:Collaborator 200000.00 Hold Level:Ohio, State of

Grant: #4600049760 Investigators:Barnes, J C; Newsome, Jamie 12-01-2021 -09-30-2022 Arkansas Community Correction Validation of the Arkansas Offender Risk Assessment Role:PI 75500.00 Hold Level:Other

Grant: #403-19-2684 / BJA 2018-SM-BX-0005 Investigators:Barnes, J C; Latessa, Edward; Lux, Jennifer 09-13-2018 -06-30-2023 Bureau of Justice Assistance Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities Proposal Outline for ORAS 2.0 Role:PI 454843.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #DPS010324 Investigators:Barnes, J C; Smith, Paula 07-01-2022 -06-30-2024 Ohio Department of Public Safety Training and Technical Assistance for School Violence Prevention Resources Role:Collaborator 439394.00 Hold Level:Ohio, State of

Grant: #JLIT 2019-YA-BX-K001 Investigators:Barnes, J C; Moore, Janet; Said, Hazem 02-01-2023 -09-30-2024 Bureau of Justice Assistance Defanging Data in Ohio Criminal Legal Systems: Incorporating Defense Perspectives into Research and Policy Change Role:Collaborator 0.00 Hold Level:Federal

Grant: #15PBJA-23-GG-05380-NTCP Investigators:Barnes, J C; Haberman, Cory 10-01-2023 -09-30-2026 Bureau of Justice Assistance FY2023 Virtual Reality De-escalation Site-Based Initiative Role:Collaborator 298053.00 Hold Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Langevin, Stephanie; Caspi, Ashalom; Barnes, J C; Brennan, Grace; Poulton, Richie; Purdy, Suzanne C; Ramrakha, Sandhya; Tanksley, Peter T; Thorne, Peter R; Wilson, Graham; Moffitt, Terrie E (2022. ) Life-Course Persistent Antisocial Behavior and Accelerated Biological Aging in a Longitudinal Birth Cohort.International journal of environmental research and public health, , 19 (21 ) , More Information

Tielbeek, Jorim J; Uffelmann, Emil; Williams, Benjamin S; Colodro-Conde, Lucía; Gagnon, Éloi; Mallard, Travis T; Levitt, Brandt E; Jansen, Philip R; Johansson, Ada; Sallis, Hannah M; Pistis, Giorgio; Saunders, Gretchen R B; Allegrini, Andrea G; Rimfeld, Kaili; Konte, Bettina; Klein, Marieke; Hartmann, Annette M; Salvatore, Jessica E; Nolte, Ilja M; Demontis, Ditte; Malmberg, Anni L K; Burt, S Alexandra; Savage, Jeanne E; Sugden, Karen; Poulton, Richie; Harris, Kathleen Mullan; Vrieze, Scott; McGue, Matt; Iacono, William G; Mota, Nina Roth; Mill, Jonathan; Viana, Joana F; Mitchell, Brittany L; Morosoli, Jose J; Andlauer, Till F M; Ouellet-Morin, Isabelle; Tremblay, Richard E; Côté, Sylvana M; Gouin, Jean-Philippe; Brendgen, Mara R; Dionne, Ginette; Vitaro, Frank; Lupton, Michelle K; Martin, Nicholas G ; Castelao, Enrique; Räikkönen, Katri; Eriksson, Johan G; Lahti, Jari; Hartman, Catharina A; Oldehinkel, Albertine J; Snieder, Harold; Liu, Hexuan; Preisig, Martin; Whipp, Alyce; Vuoksimaa, Eero; Lu, Yi; Jern, Patrick; Rujescu, Dan; Giegling, Ina; Palviainen, Teemu; Kaprio, Jaakko; Harden, Kathryn Paige; Munafò, Marcus R; Morneau-Vaillancourt, Geneviève; Plomin, Robert; Viding, Essi; Boutwell, Brian B; Aliev, Fazil; Dick, Danielle M; Popma, Arne; Faraone, Stephen V; Børglum, Anders D; Medland, Sarah E; Franke, Barbara; Boivin, Michel; Pingault, Jean-Baptiste; Glennon, Jeffrey C; Barnes, J C; Fisher, Simon E; Moffitt, Terrie E; Caspi, Avshalom; Polderman, Tinca J C; Posthuma, Danielle (2022. ) Uncovering the genetic architecture of broad antisocial behavior through a genome-wide association study meta-analysis.Molecular psychiatry, , 27 (11 ) ,4453-4463 More Information

Liu, Hexuan; Tanksley, Peter T; Motz, Ryan T; Kail, Rachel M; Barnes, J C (2022. ) Incarceration, polygenic risk, and depressive symptoms among males in late adulthood.Social science research, , 104 ,102683 More Information

Silver, Jasmine R; Pickett, Justin T; Barnes, J C; Bontrager, Stephanie R; Roe-Sepowitz, Dominique E (2022. ) Why Men (Don't) Buy Sex: Purity Moralization and Perceived Harm as Constraints on Prostitution Offending.Sexual abuse : a journal of research and treatment, , 34 (2 ) ,180-206 More Information

Kelsay, James D; Silver, Ian A; Barnes, J C (2021. ) The Association Between Adolescent Gun Ownership and Gun Carrying and Adulthood Violence and Victimization.Violence and victims, , 36 (1 ) ,157-192 More Information

Tanksley, Peter T; Barnes, J C; Boutwell, Brian B; Arseneault, Louise; Caspi, Avshalom; Danese, Andrea; Fisher, Helen L; Moffitt, Terrie E (2020. ) Identifying Psychological Pathways to Polyvictimization: Evidence from a Longitudinal Cohort Study of Twins from the United Kingdom.Journal of experimental criminology, , 16 (3 ) ,431-461 More Information

Motz, Ryan T; Barnes, J C; Caspi, Avshalom; Arseneault, Louise; Cullen, Francis T; Houts, Renate; Wertz, Jasmin; Moffitt, Terrie E (2020. ) Does contact with the justice system deter or promote future delinquency? Results from a longitudinal study of British adolescent twins.Criminology : an interdisciplinary journal, , 58 (2 ) ,307-335 More Information

Tanksley, Peter T; Motz, Ryan T; Kail, Rachel M; Barnes, J C; Liu, Hexuan (2019. ) The Genome-Wide Study of Human Social Behavior and Its Application in Sociology.Frontiers in sociology, , 4 ,53 More Information

Motz, Ryan T; Tanksley, Peter; Liu, Hexuan; Mersha, Tesfaye B; Barnes, J C (2019. ) Every contact leaves a trace: contact with the criminal justice system, life outcomes, and the intersection with genetics.Current opinion in psychology, , 27 ,82-87 More Information

Tielbeek, Jorim J; Barnes, J C; Popma, Arne; Polderman, Tinca J C; Lee, James J; Perry, John R B; Posthuma, Danielle; Boutwell, Brian B (2018. ) Exploring the genetic correlations of antisocial behaviour and life history traits.BJPsych open, , 4 (6 ) ,467-470 More Information

Wertz, J; Caspi, A; Belsky, D W; Beckley, A L; Arseneault, L; Barnes, J C; Corcoran, D L; Hogan, S; Houts, R M; Morgan, N; Odgers, C L; Prinz, J A; Sugden, K; Williams, B S; Poulton, R; Moffitt, T E (2018. ) Genetics and Crime: Integrating New Genomic Discoveries Into Psychological Research About Antisocial Behavior.Psychological science, , 29 (5 ) ,791-803 More Information

Beckley, Amber L; Caspi, Avshalom; Arseneault, Louise; Barnes, J C; Fisher, Helen L; Harrington, Honalee; Houts, Renate; Morgan, Nick; Odgers, Candice L; Wertz, Jasmin; Moffitt, Terrie E (2018. ) The Developmental Nature of the Victim-Offender Overlap.Journal of developmental and life-course criminology, , 4 (1 ) ,24-49 More Information

Boutwell, Brian B; Nelson, Erik J; Qian, Zhengmin; Vaughn, Michael G; Wright, John P; Beaver, Kevin M; Barnes, J C; Petkovsek, Melissa; Lewis, Roger; Schootman, Mario; Rosenfeld, Richard (2017. ) Aggregate-level lead exposure, gun violence, homicide, and rape.PloS one, , 12 (11 ) ,e0187953 More Information

Meldrum, Ryan C; Barnes, J C (2017. ) Unstructured Socializing with Peers and Delinquent Behavior: A Genetically Informed Analysis.Journal of youth and adolescence, , 46 (9 ) ,1968-1981 More Information

Boutwell, Brian B; Nedelec, Joseph L; Winegard, Bo; Shackelford, Todd; Beaver, Kevin M; Vaughn, Michael; Barnes, J C; Wright, John P (2017. ) The prevalence of discrimination across racial groups in contemporary America: Results from a nationally representative sample of adults.PloS one, , 12 (8 ) ,e0183356 More Information

Barbaro, Nicole; Boutwell, Brian B; Barnes, J C; Shackelford, Todd K (2017. ) Rethinking the transmission gap: What behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology mean for attachment theory: A comment on Verhage et al. (2016).Psychological bulletin, , 143 (1 ) ,107-113 More Information

Beaver, Kevin M; Connolly, Eric J; Schwartz, Joseph A; Boutwell, Brian B; Barnes, J C; Nedelec, Joseph L (2016. ) Sexual Orientation and Involvement in Nonviolent and Violent Delinquent Behaviors: Findings From the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health.Archives of sexual behavior, , 45 (7 ) ,1759-69 More Information

Barnes, J C; Boutwell, Brian B; Miller, J Mitchell; DeShay, Rashaan A; Beaver, Kevin M; White, Norman (2016. ) Exposure to Pre- and Perinatal Risk Factors Partially Explains Mean Differences in Self-Regulation between Races.PloS one, , 11 (2 ) ,e0141954 More Information

Pratt, Travis C; Barnes, J C; Cullen, Francis T; Turanovic, Jillian J (2016. ) "I Suck at Everything": Crime, Arrest, and the Generality of Failure.Deviant behavior, , 37 (8 ) ,837-851 More Information

Beaver, Kevin M; Schwartz, Joseph A; Connolly, Eric J; Al-Ghamdi, Mohammed Said; Kobeisy, Ahmed Nezar; Barnes, J C; Boutwell, Brian B (2016. ) Intelligence and early life mortality: Findings from a longitudinal sample of youth.Death studies, , 40 (5 ) ,298-304 More Information

Schwartz, Joseph A; Beaver, Kevin M; Barnes, J C (2015. ) The Association between Mental Health and Violence among a Nationally Representative Sample of College Students from the United States.PloS one, , 10 (10 ) ,e0138914 More Information

Barnes, J C; Meldrum, Ryan C (2015. ) The impact of sleep duration on adolescent development: a genetically informed analysis of identical twin pairs.Journal of youth and adolescence, , 44 (2 ) ,489-506 More Information

Tanksley, Peter T; Logan, Matthew W; Barnes, J C (2023. ) History of incarceration and age-related neurodegeneration: Testing models of genetic and environmental risks in a longitudinal panel study of older adults.PloS one, , 18 (12 ) ,e0288303 More Information

Wertz, Jasmin; Moffitt, Terrie E; Arseneault, Louise; Barnes, J C; Boivin, Michel; Corcoran, David L; Danese, Andrea; Hancox, Robert J; Harrington, HonaLee; Houts, Renate M; Langevin, Stephanie; Liu, Hexuan; Poulton, Richie; Sugden, Karen; Tanksley, Peter T; Williams, Benjamin S; Caspi, Avshalom (2023. ) Genetic associations with parental investment from conception to wealth inheritance in six cohorts.Nature human behaviour, , 7 (8 ) ,1388-1401 More Information

Owen, Margaret Tresch; Pacheco, Daniel; Dyer, Nazly; Barnes, J C; Von Hatten, Laura; Caughy, Margaret O'Brien Stability of Parenting Profiles in Early Childhood for African American Children in Households Experiencing Poverty.Early childhood research quarterly, , 65 ,295-305 More Information