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Dr. Mark Magidson

Dr. Mark Magidson

Dr. Mark Magidson

Assistant ProfessorCriminal Justice


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Mark Magidson earned his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to his academic career, he worked at a non-profit youth mentoring organization. While working within a community-based non-profit, he developed his research interests in juvenile justice and juvenile corrections. Dr. Magidson's primary research interests are in juvenile justice, law and society, punishment, and policing. His teaching interests, which include juvenile delinquency, crime and media, and criminological theory, are aimed at ensuring students develop a critical understanding of how crime, punishment, and the law impact individuals, their communities, and society.

Degrees Earned

Brandeis University B.S Sociology/African/African American Studies

The George Washington University M.A. Sociology

University of California, Irvine Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society

Courses Taught

Freshman Seminar


Hate Crimes

Experience Qualifications


Magidson, M. & Kidd, T. (2021). Juvenile Diversion and the Family: How Youth and Parents Experience Diversion Programming. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Magidson, M. (2020). Youth Male Identities in a Correctional Setting. Journal of Gender Studies, 29(2), 202-213.

Feinstein, R., & Magidson, M. (2017). Challenges to Implementing Culturally Specific Models in Juvenile Corrections. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 56(2), 137-155.