Joseph Schwartz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.  He received his Ph.D. from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in 2014.  He is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  His research focuses on the intersection of biological and environmental influences, with a particular emphasis on gene-environment interplay, on the etiological development of crime, delinquency, and antisocial behavior across various stages of the life course.  His recent work has examined the role of brain injuries on the longitudinal development of cognitive and behavioral outcomes including cognitive ability, self-control, and antisocial behavior, as well as, the role of stressful life events on the development physical  and mental health outcomes.  He is also a founding member and a current Executive Board Member for the Biosocial Criminology Association.



Biosocial Criminology


Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice

Florida State University

Developmental/Life-Course Criminology

Behavioral Genetics

Behavioral Endocrinology


M.A., Criminal Justice

California State University, San Bernardino


B.A., Criminal Justice

California State University, San Bernardino