Eric Sevigny is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. His research interests lie at the intersection of drugs, crime, and public policy, particularly around issues of sentencing and incarceration, the measurement of drug-related problems, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the impact of medical marijuana laws on drugged driving and other outcomes. Dr. Sevigny’s research on drug problem measurement is currently supported by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. His work appears in an array of interdisciplinary journals including Criminology and Public Policy, International Journal of Drug Policy, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Social Indicators Research.
Areas of Focus
Drug Policy, Sentencing, Measurement
Sevigny, Eric L., and Michaela Saisana. “Measuring Interstate Variations in the Consequences of Illegal Drugs: A Composite Indicator Approach.” Soc Indic Res Social Indicators Research, 2015.
Sevigny, Eric L., and Andrea Allen. “Gun Carrying Among Drug Market Participants: Evidence from Incarcerated Drug Offenders.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology J Quant Criminol 31, no. 3 (2014): 435-58.
Sevigny, Eric L., Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, and Paul Heaton. “The Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Potency.” International Journal of Drug Policy 25, no. 2 (2014): 308-19.
Classes Taught (Spring 2017)
- Statistics in Criminal Justice II (9630)
- Criminal Justice Policy Analysis (4020)
Classes Taught (Fall 2017)
- Contemporary Criminal Justice Policy (9010)