Penn State Harrisburg

Eileen Ahlin, Ph.D.

· Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Public Affairs

Biography

Dr. Eileen M. Ahlin is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Ahlin joined the faculty in 2013 after 15 years at Westat where she conducted research at the federal, state and local levels. She received a B.A. in Administration of Justice and Sociology (multiple major) from Penn State University and her M.A. in Sociology (focus on crime, delinquency, and corrections) from George Mason University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her teaching and research interests include criminological theory, violence, neighborhood effects, corrections, racial and social justice, and research methods.

Research Interests

  • Criminological Theory
  • Corrections
  • Research Methods
  • Neighborhood Effects
  • Racial and Social Justice

Publications and Research

  • Ahlin, Eileen M., and Maria João Lobo Antunes. (accepted).  Locus of Control Orientation: Parents, Peers, and Place. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 
  • Lobo Antunes, Maria João, and Eileen M. Ahlin. (in press). Protecting Youth against Exposure to Violence: Intersections of Race/Ethnicity, Neighborhood, Family and Friends. Race & Justice: An International Journal.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (in press). Conducting Randomized Controlled Trials with Offenders in an Administrative Setting. American Journal of Evaluation.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M., Carol A. Hagen, Michele A. Harmon, and Scott B. Crosse. (accepted, June 2016). Kiosk Reporting among Probationers in the United States. The Prison Journal.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2014). Locus of Control Redux: Adolescents’ Choice to Refrain from Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(14): 2695-2717.
  • Lobo Antunes, Maria João, and Eileen M. Ahlin. (2014). Family Management and Youth Violence: Are Parents or Community More Salient? Journal of Community Psychology, 42(3):316-337.
  • Ahlin, Eileen, Maria João Lobo Antunes, and Heather Tubman-Carbone. (2013). A Review of Probation Home Visits: What Do We Know? Federal Probation, 77(3):32-37.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M., and Jennifer C. Gibbs. (2012). The Chicken or the Egg? The Relationship between COP Funding and COP Research. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 13(6):513-524.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M., Paul L. Zador, William J. Rauch, Jan M. Howard, and G. Doug Duncan. (2011). First-Time DWI Offenders are at Risk of Recidivating Regardless of Sanctions Imposed. Journal of Criminal Justice, 39(2):137-142.
  • Rauch, William J., Eileen M. Ahlin, Paul L. Zador, Jan M. Howard, and G. Doug Duncan. (2011). Effects of Administrative Ignition Interlock License Restrictions on Drivers with Multiple Alcohol Offenses.  Journal of Experimental Criminology, 7(2):127-148.
  • Zador, Paul L., Eileen M. Ahlin, William J. Rauch, Jan M. Howard, and G. Doug Duncan. (2011). The Effects of Closer Monitoring on Driver Compliance with Interlock Restrictions. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43(6):1960-1967.
  • Zador, Paul L., Jan M. Howard, William J. Rauch, Eileen M. Ahlin, and G. Doug Duncan. (2011). Latency Periods between Alcohol-Related Traffic Violations:  Implications for Recidivism. Traffic Injury Prevention, 12(4):297-305.
  • Rauch, William J., Paul L. Zador, Eileen M. Ahlin, Jan M. Howard, Kevin C. Frissell, and G. Doug Duncan. (2010). Risk of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Recidivism Among First Offenders and Multiple Offenders. American Journal of Public Health, 100(5):919-924.
  • Bartholomew, Brad, Jennifer Gibbs, David Mazeika, Eileen Ahlin, Patricia Joseph, and Noah Miller. (2009). Trends in Police Research: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the 2006 Literature. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 10(4):383-407.
  • Reprinted in: Crank, John, and Colleen Kadleck. (2011). Policing: Toward an Unknown Future. New York, NY: Routledge Press.
  • Varriale, Jennifer A., Jennifer C. Gibbs, Eileen M. Ahlin, Mathew R. Gugino, and Chongmin Na. (2007). Trends in Police Research: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the 2004 Literature. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 8(5):461-485.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2014, forthcoming). “Racial/Ethnic Imprisonment and the Larger Community Effects,” in Race, Ethnicity, and the Prison System – Critical Perspectives. Scott Wm. Bowman (Ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2013). Youth Involvement in Crime: The Importance of Locus of Control and Collective Efficacy.  El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing.
  • Singer, Jennie K., Dilip K. Das, and Eileen M. Ahlin. (Eds.). (2012). Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2012). “J. Edgar Hoover,” in The Twenties in America. Carl Rollyson (Ed.). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2010). “Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy,” in Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Bonnie S. Fisher and Steven P. Lab (Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2010). “Secondary Victims of Homicide,” in Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Bonnie S. Fisher and Steven P. Lab (Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2010). “Shaken Baby Syndrome,” in Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Bonnie S. Fisher and Steven P. Lab (Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2009). “Mayor Marion Barry is Arrested for Crack Cocaine Use and Possession,” in Great Events from History: Modern Scandals. R. Kent Rasmussen (Ed.). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
  • Ahlin, Eileen M. (2009). “Woman is Allegedly Raped by William Kennedy Smith,” in Great Events from History: Modern Scandals. R. Kent Rasmussen (Ed.). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.