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Brian B. Boutwell is an American criminologist and associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He also holds a secondary appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology there.[1] He has conducted research on the intelligence quotient of psychopaths, finding that their average IQ is lower than the general population. This research has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal.[2]

Brian Boutwell
EducationFlorida State University (Ph.D., 2010)
Awards2015 Outstanding Professor Award from the BACCJ Program at Saint Louis University
Scientific career
Behavior genetics
InstitutionsSaint Louis University
Sam Houston State University
ThesisSchool-level moderators of genetic influences on antisocial behaviors (2010)
Doctoral advisorKevin Beaver


  1. ^ "Brian B. Boutwell CV" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Real-life psychopaths actually have below-average intelligence". New Scientist. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-21.

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