Criminology, Law and Society
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kimberly S. Meyer

Kimberly S. Meyer

Kimberly S. Meyer

Juveniles' experiences in the system, community corrections, qualitative methods, mixed methods

Kimberly S. Meyer is a doctoral candidate in Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and works for the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!). She earned her master’s degree in Public Administration and studied education previously, which provides unique insight into the broader lives of justice-involved youth and the training issues and policy environment surrounding and affecting our justice system. Broadly, Meyer uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand social inequality in the justice system and help agencies reduce disproportionality. To date, her research portfolio includes studies on juveniles’ experiences in the justice system, system responses to continued behavior problems while under supervision, and implementation of evidence-based practices within justice organizations. Her dissertation uses life story interviews and survival analysis to identify events that serve as turning points both into and out of justice involvement for juvenile probationers. 

Selected Publications

Meyer, K. S. (forthcoming, 2017). Probation, juvenile. In C. J. Schreck (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Rudes, D. S., Kras, K. R., Meyer, K. S., & Magnuson, S. (forthcoming, 2017). Implementation uptake: Organizational factors affecting evidence-based reform in community corrections. In P. Ugwudike, P. Raynor, & J. Annison (Eds.) Evidence-Based Skills in Community Justice: International Perspectives on Effective Practice. London: Policy Press.

Rudes, D. S., Viglione, J., & Meyer, K. S. (2017). Risky needs: Risk-entangled needs in probation supervision. In F. S. Taxman (Ed.) Handbook on Risk and Need Assessment: Theory and Practice. New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 

Wooditch, A., Duhaime, L., & Meyer, K. (2016). Street-level discretion and organizational effectiveness in probation services. Federal Probation, 80(1), 39-44.

Rudes, D. S., & Meyer, K. S. (2015). Community corrections administration and management. In M. J. Dubnick & D. A. Bearfield (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Policy (3rd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Grants and Fellowships

Dissertation Completion Grant, Office of the Provost, 2017

Summer Research Fellowship, Office of the Provost, 2017

CLS Doctoral Student Summer Scholarship, Criminology, Law & Society Department, 2017

Presidential Scholar Research Fellowship, Office of the Provost, 2016

Presidential Scholar Research Fellowship, Office of the Provost, 2015

Courses Taught

CRIM 302 Delinquency

CRIM 307 Social Inequality, Crime & Justice

Education

MPA (Public Administration), American University

BA (Social Studies, Secondary Education), Cardinal Stritch University

Recent Presentations

Meyer, K. S. (2017, November). How I turned out: Juvenile probationers’ views on getting into and out of the system. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (Panel chair.)

Rudes, D. S., & Meyer, K. S. (2017, November). Drift, risk, and misalignment: Evidence-based and evidence-informed practice use in juvenile justice. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (Non-presenting author.)

Meyer, K. S. (2017, March). Are we doing this right? Trauma-informed care in juvenile corrections. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Kansas City, MO.

Magnuson, S., Kras, K. R., Meyer, K. S., & Rudes, D. S. (2016, November). No. Little. Some.: Probation officer use of case management practices across jurisdictions. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting, New Orleans, LA. (Non-presenting author.)