Associate Professor of Criminology
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice



  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Women and Crime
  • Serial Killers
  • Probation and Parole
  • Policy Analysis


  • Bail reform
  • Plea bargaining
  • Sex offender policies
  • Parole
  • Wrongful convictions


  • BA, University of Rhode Island
  • MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • PhD, CUNY Graduate Center

Academic Profile

Meghan Sacks, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Internship Program Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She teaches classes on Women and Crime, Serial Killers, and Crime Policy. Her research interests include bail reform, plea bargaining, sentencing policy, and corrections. She has published her work in several journal articles and periodicals, co-authored two books, and contributed to several more.  She also co-hosts two true crime podcasts: Women and Crime and Direct Appeal.  Meghan received her Ph.D. and a Master’s from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to her academic career, Meghan served as a United States Probation Officer in the Southern District of New York.

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