Bridget Joyner-Carpanini, PhD

PhD, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Florida State University

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bridget Joyner-Carpanini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Criminology, & Forensics at Seattle University. She holds a Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Florida State University. Her primary research interests include propensity-based theories of crime and victimization, intergenerational risk of psychopathology, life-course and developmental criminology, and evolutionary criminology. Her works have appeared in the Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Child Abuse & Neglect, Psychiatric Quarterly, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. She also co-authored a chapter in Revitalizing Victimization Theory: Revisions, Applications, and New Directions – Advances in Criminological Theory. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Biosocial Criminology Association, and Human Behavior & Evolution Society. Dr. Joyner-Carpanini’s present research focus includes examining biological and environmental risk factors of various criminal behaviors and traits. She currently has projects in progress investigating the causes and consequences of callous-unemotional traits and is working to develop novel quantitative genetic methods to studying the etiology of complex and rare behaviors, including homicide.