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 M. Fe Caces. (2018) When DAWN Went Dark: Can the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) Fill the Surveillance Gap Left by the Discontinued Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)? Drug and Alcohol Dependence 192: 201-207.
Sevigny, Eric L. (2018). The Effects of Medical Marijuana Laws on Cannabis-Involved Driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention 118: 57-65.
Sevigny, Eric L. and Gary Zhang. (2018). Do Barriers to Crime Prevention Moderate the Effects of Situational Crime Prevention Policies on Violent Crime in High Schools? Journal of School Violence 17(2): 164-179.
Classes Taught (Spring 2019)
- Statistics in Criminal Justice II (9630)
- Criminal Justice Policy Analysis (4020)
Classes Taught (Fall 2018)
- Contemporary Criminal Justice Policy (7020)