Areas of Expertise
Criminology, Families and Delinquency, Measurement and Methods
BS, Oregon State University, Sociology, 2004
MS, Florida State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2006
PhD, Florida State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2010
Dr. Ryan C. Meldrum holds a BS (Magna Cum Laude) degree in Sociology from Oregon State University. His MS and PhD in Criminology were earned at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The Florida State University.
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 appeared in such journals as 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, among others. He is also co-author of the book Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course, winner of the 2016 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences New Scholar Award, and was named a 2016 FIU Top Scholar. His recent research projects explore the importance of early life influences on antisocial behavior, including prenatal exposure to secondhand smoke, parental self-control, and child intelligence.
Dr. Meldrum is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Biosocial Criminology Association. He is an editorial board member for Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Adolescent Research Review. He also reviews for various journals including Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Youth and Society.