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Faculty Directory » Richard Wiebe

Behavioral Sciences

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2018
Monday 4:30-5:00pm and 7:30-8:00pm
Tuesday 10:50am-12:20pm
or by appointment

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay 238
Phone: (978) 665-3356

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 1000)
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 Research Methods (CJ 2130)
Criminal Justice Data Analysis (CJ 3140)
Program Evaluation
White Collar and Corporate Crime (CJ 3200)
Psychology of Crime (CJ 3242)
Crime & Delinquency Prevention (CJ 3250)
Crime in the Media
Colloquium (CJ 4100)


Ph.D. Psychology, University of Arizona, 1998
M.A. Psychology, University of Arizona, 1997
J.D., University of Buffalo, 1983
B.A. Psychology, SUNY-Binghamton, 1978

Research Interests:

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

Current Projects:

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

Representative Publications:

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 Psychopathology, 20, 615-632.

Cleveland, H. H. Wiebe, R. P., & Rowe, D. C. (2005). Sources of adolescent exposure to tobacco- and alcohol-using friends: A behavioral genetic evaluation. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 66, 153-170.

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 Development, 74, 279-291.

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 Alcohol, 64, 182-194.

Cleveland, H. H., Wiebe, R. P., van den Oord, E, & Rowe, D. C. (2000). Behavior problems among children from different family structures: The influence of genetic self-selection. Child Development 71, 733-751.

Grahe, J. E., Reifman, A., Hermann, A., Walker, M., Oleson, K. C., Nario-Redmond, M., & Wiebe, R. P. (in press). Harnessing the potential of undergraduate research: An example examining emerging adulthood and political decisions. Perspectives in Psychological Science.

Russell, M., Cleveland, H. H., & Wiebe, R. P. (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). Cambridge, MA: Springer.

Vazsonyi, A. T., Cleveland, H. H., & Wiebe, R. P. (2006). Does the relationship between impulsivity and delinquency vary by neighborhood disadvantage? Criminal Justice & Behavior, 33, 511-541.

Wiebe, R. P. (2012). Integrating criminology through adaptive strategy and life history theory. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 28, 346-365.

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

Wiebe, R. P., Dean, L. R., & Cleveland, H. H. (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). Cambridge, MA: Springer

Wiebe, R. P., Cleveland, H. H., & Harris, K. S. (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). Cambridge, MA: 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). New York: Routledge.

Wiebe, R. P. (2006). Using an expanded measure of self-control to predict delinquency. Psychology, Crime & Law, 12, 519-536.

Wiebe, R. P. (2004). Delinquent behavior and the Five-Factor Model: Hiding in the adaptive landscape? Individual Differences Research, 2, 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 Criminology, 37, 65-84.

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

Wiebe, R. P. (2004). Book review essay: Biology and behavior. Criminal Justice Review, 29, 196-205.

Wiebe, R. P. (2003). Reconciling psychopathy and low self-control. Justice Quarterly, 20, 297-336.

Reconciling psychopathy and low self-control (2003), Justice Quarterly, 20, 297-336.

Delinquent behavior and the five-factor model (2004), Individual Differences Research, 2, 38-62.

The moderation of adolescent-to-peer similarity in tobacco and alcohol use by school levels of substance use (2003), Child Development, 74, 279-291 (with H. H. Cleveland).

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Criminology
Society for Research in Child Development