Ryan Charles Meldrum
Areas of Expertise
Biosocial Criminology, Criminological Theory, Developmental Correlates of Delinquency, Prosecutorial Discretion, Punishment of Juveniles
PhD, Florida State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2010
MS, Florida State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2006
BS, Oregon State University, Sociology, 2004
Dr. Ryan Charles Meldrum holds a B.S. in Sociology from Oregon State University. His M.S. and Ph.D. in Criminology were earned at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The Florida State University.
Dr. Meldrum’s research interests are broadly focused on the causes of juvenile and young adult offending. His research has appeared in such journals as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Developmental Psychology, Intelligence, Sleep Health, Preventive Medicine, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, among others. He is the winner of the 2016 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences New Scholar Award, was named a 2016 FIU Top Scholar for Research, and was named a 2018 FIU Top Scholar for Student Mentorship. He is also a member of the St. Louis University Health Criminology Research Consortium.
Dr. Meldrum is currently working on a two-year MacArthur Foundation grant focused on helping state's attorney offices become more data-driven in assessing prosecutorial performance and fair and just outcomes with regard to criminal prosecution. He is also working on a one-year Koch Foundation grant focused on understanding prosecutorial decision-making with regard to charging decisions in criminal cases and factors that contribute to changes in criminal charges against defendants.