Anthony Walsh (criminologist)

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Anthony Walsh
EducationEastern Michigan University, University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University
Scientific career
InstitutionsBoise State University
ThesisDifferential sentencing patterns among felony sex offenders and non-sex offenders (1983)

Anthony Walsh is an American criminologist and professor at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He was educated at Eastern Michigan University (B.A. in sociology, 1975), the University of Toledo (M.A. in medical sociology, 1977), and Bowling Green State University (Ph.D. in criminology, 1983).[1] He worked in law enforcement for 21 years before joining the faculty of Boise State University in 1984.[2] These positions included a stint as a probation officer in Lucas County, Ohio.[3] He became interested in the science of love while working on parole and probation cases, during which time he noticed many of these cases pertained to love. He subsequently wrote the book The Science of Love: Understanding Love and Its Effects, which was published in 1997.[4] In 2008, he received Boise State University's Tenured Research Award.[2]

Books and Articles[edit]

  • The Science of Love: Understanding Love and Its Effects (Prometheus Books, 1997)

Ilhong, Y., Jinseong, C., and Walsh, A. (2014). “The Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Likelihood of Police Arrest Among Delinquents” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology .

Walsh, A., Johnson, H., and Bolen, J. D.. (2012). “Drugs, Crime, and the Epigenetics of Hedonic Allostasis”. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 28(3), 314-328.

Cooper, J., Walsh, A. & Ellis, L. (2010). Is criminology moving toward a paradigm shift? Evidence from a survey of American criminologists. Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Walsh, A., & Wu, H. (2008). Differentiating antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, and sociopathy: Evolutionary, genetic, neurological, and sociological considerations. Criminal Justice Studies, 22: 135-132.

Ellis, L., Cooper, J., & Walsh, A. (2008). Criminologists’ opinions about causes and theories of crime and delinquency: A follow-up. The Criminologist, 33:23-26.

Beaver, K., Wright, J., & Walsh, A. (2008). Public attitudes regarding juvenile waivers to the criminal justice system. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 19: 285-300.

Walsh, A., and Hemmens, C. (2014). Law, Justice and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.

Walsh, A.. (2012). Criminology: The Essentials. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage/Pine Forge Press.

Stohr, M., & Walsh, A. (2012). Corrections: The Essentials. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage/Pine Forge Press.

Beaver, K., & Walsh, A. (Eds.). (2010). Biosocial Theories of Crime. Canterbury, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Ellis, L., Hartley, R., & Walsh, A. (2010). Research Methods in Criminal Justice. New York: Rowman & Little field.

Walsh, A. (2009). Biology and Criminology: The Biosocial Synthesis. New York: Routledge Research.

Walsh, A., & Hemmens, C. (2008). Fundamentals of Criminology: A Text/Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage/Pine Forge Press.


  1. ^ "Anthony Walsh CV" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b "Boise State University College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs Recognizes Teaching Excellence" (Press release). Boise State University. 2008-01-17 – via ProQuest.
  3. ^ Brickey, Homer (2005-01-16). "Hothouse for scammers?". The Blade. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  4. ^ Smith, Stephen (1999-02-14). "Love's Effects Similar to a Drug, Studies Show". Times-Picayune – via ProQuest.

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