My scholarship has traveled through several phases. I started off, in graduate school, studying homelessness. From there I transitioned to crime (actually, the study of crime) which saw me through a two-year post-doc and being an assistant professor. Now I study religion, focusing on American Christianity. Methodologically, I analyze quantitative survey data and, increasingly so, field experiments. I take a social-psychological perspective in most of my work.
Bradley R.E., Dina Giovanelli, Emily G. Dolan, and Mark Evan Edwards. 2011. “Explaining Deconversion from Christianity: A Study of On-Line Narratives.” Journal of Religion & Society (13) .pdf
McFarland, Michael J., Bradley R.E. Wright, and David L. Weakliem. 2010. “Educational Attainment and Religiosity: Exploring Variations by Religious Tradition.” Sociology of Religion
Wright, Bradley R. E. 2010. “The Lies We Buy About Youth Ministry.” Group Magazine, September/October .pdf
Wright, Bradley R.E. 2009. “Can We Follow Willow Creek’s Follow Me? An Examination of the Latest Reveal Study.” Journal of Youth Ministry 7(2): 93-104 .pdf
Wright, Bradley R. E. 2008. “What We Can and Can’t Learn from Willow Creek’s REVEAL Study.” Journal of Youth Ministry7(1): 101-114 .pdf
Baier, Colin and Bradley R. E. Wright. 2001. “'If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments': A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Religion on Crime.” Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency 38(1): 3-21 .pdf
Wright, Bradley R. E. and C. Wesley Younts. 2009. “Reconsidering The Relationship between Race and Crime: Positive and Negative Predictors of Crime among African-American Youth.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 46(3): 327-352 .pdf
Weakliem, David and Bradley R.E. Wright. 2009. “In Search of Criminal Trajectories: A Monte Carlo Study of the Semi-parametric Mixed Poisson Regression Model.” Sociological Methods & Research 38(1): 147-170 .pdf
Piquero, Alex R., Terrie E. Moffitt, and Bradley R. E. Wright. 2007. “Self-Control and Criminal Career Dimensions.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 23:72-89
Wright, Bradley R. E., Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Ray Paternoster. 2004. "Does the Perceived Risk of Punishment Deter Criminally-Prone Individuals? Rational Choice, Self-Control, and Crime." Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 41(2): 180-213 .pdf
Wright, Bradley R. E., Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Phil Silva. 2001. “The Effects of Social Ties on Crime Vary by Criminal Propensity: A Life-Course Model of Interdependence.” Criminology 39(2): 321-348 .pdf
Wright, Bradley R. E., Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Phil Silva. 1999. “Low Self-Control, Social Bonds, and Crime: Social Causation, Social Selection, or Both?” Criminology 37(3): 479-514 .pdf
Wright, Bradley R. E., Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, Richard Miech, and Phil Silva. 1999. “Reconsidering the Relationship between SES and Delinquency: Causation but Not Correlation.” Criminology 37(1): 175-194 .pdf
Wright, Bradley R. E. 1998. “Behavioral Intentions and Opportunities among Homeless Individuals: An Extension of the Theory of Reasoned Action.” Social Psychological Quarterly 61(4): 271-286 .pdf
Wright, Bradley R. E., Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Phil A. Silva. 1998. “Factors Associated with Doubled-Up Housing--A Common Precursor to Homelessness.” Social Service Review 72(1): 92-111 .pdf
Wong, Irene, Irving Piliavin, and Bradley R. E. Wright. 1998. “Residential Transitions among Homeless Families and Homeless Single Individuals: A Comparison Study.” Journal of Social Service Research 24(2): 1-27.
Courtney, Mark E., Irving Piliavin, and Bradley R. E. Wright. 1997. “Transitions From and Returns to Out‑of‑Home Care.” Social Service Review 71(4): 652-667 .pdf
Piliavin, Irving, Bradley R. E. Wright, Robert D. Mare, and Alex H. Westerfelt. 1996 “Exits from and Returns to Homelessness.” Social Service Review 70(1): 33-57 .pdf
Bailey, John, Michael Wallace, and Bradley R. E. Wright. Forthcoming. “Are Gay Men and Lesbians Discriminated against When Applying for Jobs? A Four-City, Internet-Based Field Experiment.” Journal of Homosexuality.
David L. Weakliem, Gordon Gauchat, and Bradley R. E. Wright. 2011. “Sociological Stratification: Change and Continuity in the Distribution of Departmental Prestige, 1965-2007.” American Sociologist.
Ostertag, Steven, Bradley R. E. Wright, Robert S. Broadhead, and Frederick L. Altice. 2006. "Trust and Other Characteristics Associated with Health Care Utilization by Injection Drug Users." Journal of Drug Issues 36(4): 953-974 .pdf
Miech, Richard, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, Bradley R. E. Wright, and Phil Silva. 1999. “Low Socioeconomic Status and Mental Disorders: A Longitudinal Study of Selection and Causation during Young Adulthood.” American Journal of Sociology 104(4): 1096-1131
Caspi, Avshalom, Bradley R. E. Wright, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Phil A. Silva. 1998. “Early Failure in the Labor Market: Childhood and Adolescent Predictors of Unemployment in the Transition to Adulthood.” American Sociological Review 63(3): 424-451