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Meredith Weinstein, PhD

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Associate Director, Juvenile Justice Institute
(919) 530-7457
(919) 530-7444
218 Albert N. Whiting Criminal Justice Building


Provide research support and technical assistance to criminal justice, non-profit, and social service agencies. Develop grant proposals to fund research and service projects. Manage research and service projects. Conduct research and evaluation in the field of criminal justice. Teach undergraduate and graduate coursework in criminal justice.


Dr. Meredith Weinstein is the Associate Director of the Juvenile Justice Institute at North Carolina Central University. She received her BA majoring in Political Science and Politics, Philosophy and Law from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She went on to earn an MPA and subsequently a PhD in Public Administration with a concentration in the Administration of Justice from North Carolina State University. She conducted research on Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement, Correctional Bootcamps, Prison Privatization, Day Treatment, and Parental Involvement. Upon completion of her PhD she served as the Director of Organizational Effectiveness with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety providing management consulting services to executive management. She then went on to become the Academic Auditor for Wake County Public Schools where she audited a number of programs including student suspension and the disproportionate number of minority students in advanced courses.

Research Interests

Social structural theories of crime
Public perceptions of crime & the criminal justice system
Crime on college campuses
Underage drinking
Teen drivers


PhD North Carolina State University 2002
MPA North Carolina State University 1997
BA State University of New York at Binghamton 1995


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