Barnes, James C.
J. C. Barnes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and a Senior Research Scientist at UTD's Center for Crime and Justice Studies. Dr. Barnes' research "aims to uncover the biosocial correlates of antisocial behavior. Recent works have identified a genetic influence on different trajectories of offending across the life course." Learn more about Dr. Barnes on his home and Research Explorer pages
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(Public Library of Science, 2014-03)Background: Debate has surrounded the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes for decades. Some have argued medical marijuana legalization (MML) poses a threat to public health and safety, perhaps also affecting ...
A Functional Polymorphism in a Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTTLPR) Interacts with 9/11 to Predict Gun-Carrying Behavior (2013-08-28)On September 11, 2001, one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in US history took place on American soil and people around the world were impacted in myriad ways. Building on prior literature which suggests individuals are ...
Indicators of domestic/intimate partner violence are structured by genetic and nonshared environmental influences (Elsevier, 2012-11-17)One of the most consistent findings to emerge from domestic/intimate partner violence (IPV) research is that IPV tends to ―run in the family.‖ Social learning theories appear to be consistent with empirical data, but almost ...