Congratulations to our Professor Megan Denver who received the 2021 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award! This award is given to one person each year by the American Society of Criminology and recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of criminology by someone who has received their Ph.D., MD, LL.D. or a similar graduate degree no more than five years before the year of the award.
Denver’s research explores criminal record stigma, employment and recidivism, credentialing decisions for people with criminal records, and desistance. She uses a variety of methods to address her research questions and integrates criminological theory with policy. Read Denver’s Faculty Spotlight to learn more about her work, background, and varied accomplishments.