Professor Meloy received her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  Her research areas include intimate partner violence, socio-legal analysis, sex crimes and sexual offenders, and criminal justice policy.  She completed a research monograph entitled Sex offenses and the men who commit them (Northeastern University Press) and has a co-authored book Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics (Oxford University Press).  Dr. Meloy teaches courses in gender and crime, family violence, criminal courts, and victim’s issues.