Criminal Justice
       Megan L. Davidson, Ph.D.

Megan L. Davidson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University
Rivers 242
Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

Dr. Megan Davidson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University. She earned a PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida and M.S., B.S. in Justice Administration and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Louisville.  Her research primarily focuses on examining criminal justice responses to special populations/offenders with mental illness, substance abuse, or homelessness issues.  She has conducted program evaluation research examining the effectiveness of the Drug Court and Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) models.  Other research interests include working with community agencies in collaborative research, development, and evaluation projects.

Select Publications:
  • Magers, M. & Rosky, J. (Under Review). Perceived Dangerousness or Diminished Capacity?
    Examining the Relationship between Offender Mental Health Status and Criminal Sentencing

    Magers, M., Jennings, W., Tewksbury, R., & Miller, J. (2010) An exploration of the sex offender specialization and violence nexus. Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 6, 133-144

    Hughes, T., & Magers, M. (2007). The perceived impact of crime scene investigation shows on the administration of justice. Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 14, 259-276

Courses Taught:

JUST 3008        Correctional Systems
JUST 4006        Community Corrections
JUST 4500        Issues and Problems in Criminal Justice

Research Interests:

Program evaluation; mixed methodology, criminal justice decision-making involving special needs offenders, correctional rehabilitation programs, problem-solving courts

Teaching Interests:

Corrections, criminal justice administration, courts, policy analysis, program evaluation









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