Richard Wiebe

Behavioral Sciences School of Arts and Sciences
Richard Wiebe, PhD, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Sciences
978.665.3356 Office: McKay Complex 238
Office Hours
Fall 2020


Courses Taught

Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 1000)
Criminal Justice Research Methods (CJ 2130)
Juvenile Justice (CJ 2600)
Ethics in Criminal Justice (CJ 2651)
Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crime (CJ 3000)
Organized Crime and Youth Gangs (CJ 3100)
Criminal Justice Data Analysis (CJ 3140)
White Collar and Corporate Crime (CJ 3200)
Psychology of Crime (CJ 3242)
Crime & Delinquency Prevention (CJ 3250)
Colloquium (CJ 4100)
Program Evaluation
Crime in the Media


Ph.D., University of Arizona (Psychology), 1998
M.A., University of Arizona (Psychology), 1997
J.D., University of Buffalo, 1983
B.A., State University of New York Binghamton (Psychology), 1978

Crime & personality
Person-environment interactions
Adolescent risk behaviors
Future uncertainty
Child maltreatment

Genetic and environmental risk factors for low self-control
Self-narrative, self-identity, and college performance
Facilitating synergy: The heart of criminal justice


Cleveland, H.H., & Wiebe, R.P. (2003). "The moderation of adolescent to peer similarity in tobacco and alcohol use by school levels of substance use." Child Development74(1), pp. 279-291. doi: 10.1111/1467-8624.00535

Cleveland, H.H., & Wiebe, R.P. (2003). "The moderation of genetic and shared environmental influences on adolescent drinking by levels of parental drinking." Journal of Studies on Alcohol64(2), pp. 182-194. doi: 10.15288/jsa.2003.64.182

Cleveland, H.H., & Wiebe, R.P. (2008). "Understanding the progression from adolescent marijuana use to young adult serious drug use: Gateway effect or developmental trajectory?Development and Psychopathology20(2), pp. 615-632. doi: 10.1017/S0954579408000308

Cleveland, H.H. et al. (2000). "Behavior problems among children from different family structures: The influence of genetic self-selection." Child Development, 71(3), pp. 733-751. doi: 10.1111/1467-8624.00182

Cleveland, H.H. et al. (2005). "Sources of adolescent exposure to tobacco- and alcohol-using friends: A behavioral genetic evaluation." Journal of Genetic Psychology66, pp. 153-170.

Cleveland, H.H. et al. (2006). "Does the relationship between impulsivity and delinquency vary by neighborhood disadvantage?Criminal Justice & Behavior33(4), pp. 511-541. doi: 10.1177/0093854806287318

Grahe, J.E. et al. (2012). "Harnessing the potential of undergraduate research: An example examining emerging adulthood and political decisions." Perspectives in Psychological Science, 7(6), pp. 605-607. doi: 10.1177/1745691612459057

Wiebe, R.P. (2003). "Reconciling psychopathy and low self-control." Justice Quarterly20(2), pp. 297-336. doi: 10.1080/07418820300095541

Wiebe, R.P. (2004). "Book review essay: Biology and behavior." Criminal Justice Review29, pp. 196-205.

Wiebe, R.P. (2004). "Delinquent behavior and the Five-Factor Model: Hiding in the adaptive landscape?Individual Differences Research2(1), pp. 38-62.

Wiebe, R.P. (2004). "Expanding the model of human nature underlying the General Theory of Crime: Implications for the constructs of self-control and opportunity." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology37(1), pp. 65-84. doi: 10.1375/acri.37.1.65

Wiebe, R.P. (2004). "Psychopathy and sexual coercion: A Darwinian analysis." Counseling and Clinical Psychology Journal1(1), pp. 23-41.

Wiebe, R.P. (2006). "Using an expanded measure of self-control to predict delinquency." Psychology, Crime & Law12(5), pp. 519-536. doi: 10.1080/10683160500254953

Wiebe, R.P. (2012). "Integrating criminology through adaptive strategy and life history theory." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice28(3), pp. 346-365. doi: 10.1177/1043986212450231

Book Chapters

Cleveland, H.H. et al. (2010). "Facilitating identity development in college recovery: An Eriksonian perspective." In H. H. Cleveland, K. S. Harris, & R. P. Wiebe (Eds.), Substance abuse recovery in college: Community supported abstinence (pp. 23-35). Springer.

Cleveland, H.H. et al. (2010). "Maintaining abstinence in college: Temptations and tactics." In H. H. Cleveland, K. S. Harris, & R. P. Wiebe (Eds.), Substance abuse recovery in college: Community supported abstinence (pp. 57-75). Springer.

Cleveland, H.H. et al. (2010). "The need for college recovery services." In H. H. Cleveland, K. S. Harris, & R. P. Wiebe (Eds.), Substance abuse recovery in college: Community supported abstinence (pp. 1-8). Springer.

Wiebe, R.P. (2009). "Psychopathy." In A. Walsh and K. M. Beaver (Eds.), Biosocial criminology: New directions in theory and research (pp. 225-242). Routledge.

Wiebe, R.P. (2011). "The nature and utility of low self-control." In K. M. Beaver & A. Walsh (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Biosocial Theories of Crime (pp. 369-395). Ashgate.

ASC - American Society of Criminology
SRCD - Society for Research in Child Development