Meghan Sacks

Assistant Professor of Criminology, and Criminology Program Director

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Courses Taught

  • Penology
  • Crime & Criminology
  • Social Deviance
  • Policy Analysis
  • Women & Crime
  • Probation & Parole

Research Interests

Prof. Sacks's research interests include sentencing legislation, policy & reform, plea bargaining & bail reform, probation & community corrections, criminological theory, and deviance.

Education

  • Ph.D., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science, University of Rhode Island

Selected Publications

  • Sacks, M. & Ackerman, Alissa R. (2014). Bail and sentencing: Does pretrial detention lead to harsher punishment? Criminal Justice Policy Review 25, 59-77.
  • Koppl, Roger & Sacks, M. (2013). The criminal justice system creates incentives for false convictions. Criminal Justice Ethics 32, 126-162.
  • Ackerman, Alissa R., Sacks, M., & Osier, Lindsay (2013). The experiences of registered sex offenders with Internet registries in three states. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 52, 29-45.
  • Kazemian, Lila, McCoy, Candace & Sacks, M. (2012). Does law matter? An old bail law confronts the new penology. Punishment & Society 15, 43-70.
  • Sacks, M. & Ackerman, Alissa R. (2012). Pretrial detention and guilty please: If they can't afford bail they must be guilty! Criminal Justice Studies 25, 265-278.
  • Sacks, M., Ackerman, Alissa R. & Greenberg, D. Legislation targeting sex offenders: Are recent policies effective in reducing rape? Justice Quarterly (forthcoming)

Selected Presentations

  • Sacks, M. & Ackerman, Alissa R. Rape Myths in the Media. American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia. November 22, 2013.
  • Ackerman, Alissa R. & Sacks, M. The Experiences of Registered Sex Offenders with Internet Registries in Three States. Southern Criminal Justice Association, Atlantic Beach, Florida. September 27, 2012.
  • Sacks, M. & Ackerman, Alissa R. Bail and Sentencing: Does Pretrial Detention Lead to Harsher Punishments? Southern Criminal Justice Association, Atlantic Beach, Florida. September 27, 2012.
  • Ackerman, Alissa R., Sacks, M. & Greenberg, David. No Parole for Sex Offenders? Impacts of Abolishing Parole on Crime Rates and Populations. American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 4, 2009.
  • Sacks, M., Kazemian, L. & McCoy, C. Old Laws and New Penology: A Study of Bail as Danger Control. American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 5, 2009.
  • Sacks, M., & Ackerman, Alissa R. No Parole for Sex Offenders?  The Impact of Abolishing Parole on Crime Rates and Populations. American Society of Criminology, St. Louis, Missouri. November 14, 2008.

Non-Academic Work Experience

  • United States Probation, Southern District of New York (2003-2006). United States Probation Officer.
  • WiseCounsel, New York, NY (2002-2003). Legal Recruiter.

 

Phone: 973-443-8745
Email: meghan_sacks [at] fdu.edu
Office: Mansion 32A