Megan Augustyn is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She entered the joint Masters/PhD program in 2007 as a Sutherland Fellow. She is currently teaching CCJS 488A Women and Crime and working as a research assistant for Dr. Terry Thornberry. Her current research projects include the study of risk factors for intimate partner violence and child maltreatment and the consequences of gang membership over the life course. Her general interests include an intersectional approach to victimization and offending, the consequences of offending over the life course, juvenile delinquency, criminal justice policy and research methods.