Along with current Ph.D. student Teresa Encalada and former graduate student George Connolly, Dr. Meldrum has had a paper accepted for publication investigating the causes of parental exasperation among parents whose children are involved in the juvenile justice system. Their research reveals that a number of different factors, particularly parental low self-control and the extent to which children are involved in the juvenile justice system, are each salient predictors of parental exasperation.
A study of the Los Pozos market in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, found that the local domestic pet trade in parrots there was largely supplied by farmers ridding themselves of bird pests.
Dr. Meldrum 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 their doctoral degree within the past six years. The award ceremony will be held at the 2016 ACJS conference in Denver, CO at the end of March.
Professionals in the field of forensics and crime scene talk about their experience working in the criminal justice system. Guest speakers Gabriel Hernandez (MDPD Criminalist), Christine Kruse (MDPD CSI), and Carlos Cintron (retired FBI Agent) provide information about their own career paths.