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Ryan Charles Meldrum

Co-Principal Investigator

Center For The Administration of Justice

Office: MARC-270/PCA-364B

Phone: 305.348.5849



Dr. Ryan C. Meldrum holds a B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) degree 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, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Intelligence, Preventive Medicine, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, among others. He is the winner of the 2016 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences New Scholar Award and was also named a 2016 FIU Top Scholar. At present, Dr. Meldrum is working alongside Dr. Kutateladze 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. Dr. Meldrum is also working with Dr. Kutateladze 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 criminal defendants.


PhD, Florida State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2010 MS, Florida State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2006 BS, Oregon State University, Sociology, 2004