Ryan Meldrum wins 2016 ACJS New Scholar Award
Ryan Meldrum, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, has been awarded the 2016 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) New Scholar Award, which recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the study of crime and/or criminal justice by someone who has received his or her doctoral degree within the past six years. ACJS is one of the major professional and academic organizations for criminologists. Dr. Meldrum was voted as the unanimous choice for the award.
Dr. Meldrum’s research interests include testing and refining theories of juvenile delinquency, with particular attention given to peer associations and self-control during adolescence. His research has been published in numerous journals, including Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. He is also co-author of the book Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course. His recent research projects explore the influence of early life influences on antisocial behavior, including prenatal exposure to secondhand smoke and parental self-control.