Eric Connolly


Dr. Connolly specializes in biosocial and developmental/life-course criminology. His research focuses on 1) identifying biological and social sources of risk and resilience for delinquency, 2) understanding developmental/life-course pathways to delinquent behavior and violent victimization, and 3) assessing health disparities among justice involved youth. His current research focuses on using quasi-experimental research designs to better understand the extent to which different forms of early life adversity (i.e., brain injury, child maltreatment, chronic bullying) contribute to antisocial behavior and mental and physical health outcomes.

Dr. Connolly has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as Child Development, Criminology, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence. He is a founding member and president of the Biosocial Criminology Association - an organization of researchers and practitioners committed to applying a multidisciplinary research approach to the study of antisocial and criminal behavior.

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