Megan Denver is a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY.  Her research interests include: criminal record stigma, employment and recidivism, desistance and life course theory, criminological research and public policy, and mixed methods. Her work has appeared in Criminology and Punishment and Society.  Her latest article, The Language of Stigmatization and the Mark of Violence: Experimental Evidence on the Social Construction and Use of Criminal Record Stigma is forthcoming in Criminology. 

Research Interests

Criminal record stigma, employment and recidivism, desistance and life course theory, criminological research and public policy, and mixed methods.

Education

2012-Present Ph.D. Candidate in Criminal Justice, University at Albany

2009 M.A., Sociology, University of Delaware

2007 B.A. Criminal Justice and Sociology, University of Delaware

Selected Publications

Criminology and Punishment and Society. Her latest article, The Language of Stigmatization and the Mark of Violence: Experimental Evidence on the Social Construction and Use of Criminal Record Stigma is forthcoming in Criminology.