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Meagan Pittman

Graduate

Ph.D. in Sociology

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Bio

Meagan is a Ph.D. student in the Crime and Social Control section of the Sociology program at NC State. She has performed research on various topics including law enforcement attitudes towards writing importance, lethality assessment programs, and bail reform. Her current research focuses on how extralegal factors influence judge’s decisions regarding bail.

Research Publications

Dutton, L.B., Tamborra, T.L., & Pittman, M. (2017). Police Officers’ and Victim Advocates’ Perceptions of the Lethality Assessment Program. Criminal Justice Policy Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/0887403417740187

Presentations

Pittman, M., Smith, B. (2020) The Impact of Non-Financial Bond Conditions on Pretrial Outcomes. Paper presented at the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association conference in Raleigh, NC. February 2020.

Pittman, M., Smith, B. (2019) The Impact of Non-Financial Bond Conditions on Pretrial Outcomes. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology conference in San Francisco, CA. November 2019.

Pittman, M. (2014) Police Views on Writing. Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology conference in San Francisco, CA. November 2014.

Pittman, M. (2013) The Importance of a Positive Writing Environment in Criminal Justice Education. Research presented at the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association conference in Raleigh, NC. February 2013.

Pittman, M. (2012) An Examination of General Strain Theory as Reflected in the Media. Poster presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Association conference in Jacksonville, FL. September 2012.

Education

B.S. Criminal Justice Western Carolina University 2013

M.A. Criminology St. John's University 2014

Ph.D. Sociology North Carolina State University Anticipated 2022

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