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
Ryan C. Meldrum holds a BS (Magna Cum Laude) degree from Oregon State University. His MS and PhD were earned at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The Florida State University.
Dr. Meldrum’s research interests involve 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, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. His most recent research focuses upon the extent to which adolescents provide truthful responses in survey research focusing on delinquency and substance use.
Dr. Meldrum is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He reviews for various journals including Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.