Eileen Ahlin, Ph.D.

Eileen Ahlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs
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Olmsted Building, W160
W160 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

Dr. Eileen M. Ahlin is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Ahlin joined the faculty in 2013 after 15 years conducting 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. Dr. Ahlin was named a 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow by the National Institute of Justice to expand her work on risk and protective factors associated with exposure to community violence and violent behaviors. Her research appears in journals such as Journal of Interpersonal Violence, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, The Prison Journal, Race & Justice, and Aggression and Violent Behavior.

Research Interests

Criminological Theory

Corrections

Research Methods

Neighborhood Effects

Racial and Social Justice

Publications

Ahlin, E.M., and Douds, A.S. (in press, online). Many Shades of Green: Assessing Awareness of Differences in Therapeutic Needs among Sub-Populations of Military Veterans. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Douds, A.S., Ahlin, E.M., Howard, D.A. and Stigerwalt, S. (in press, online). Varieties of Veterans’ Courts: A Statewide Assessment of Veterans’ Treatment Court Components. Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Lobo Antunes, M.J., and Ahlin, E.M. (2017). Youth Exposure to Violence in the Community: Toward a Theoretical Framework for Explaining Risk and Protective Factors. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34(1): 166-177.

Ahlin, E.M., and Lobo Antunes, M.J. (2017). Levels of Guardianship in Protecting Youth against Exposure to Violence in the Community. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 15(1): 62-83.

Ahlin, E.M., Hagen, C.A., Harmon, M.A., and Crosse, S. (2016). Kiosk Reporting among Probationers in the United States. The Prison Journal, 96(5):688-708.

Douds, A.S., and Ahlin, E.M. (2016). Do NCCHC Dental Standards Have Any Teeth? Journal of Correctional Health Care, 22(3): 180-188.

Douds, A.S., Ahlin, E.M., Kavanaugh, P.R. and Olaghere, A. (2016). Decayed Prospects: A Qualitative Study of Prison Dental Care and its Impact on Former Prisoners. Criminal Justice Review, 41(1):21-40.

Ahlin, E.M., and Douds, A.S. (2016). Military Socialization: A Motivating Factor for Seeking Treatment in a Veterans’ Treatment Court. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(1):83-96.

Ahlin, E.M., and Lobo Antunes, M.J. (2015). Locus of Control Orientation: Parents, Peers, and Place. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(9):1803-1818.

Douds, A.S., and Ahlin, E.M. (2015). Untapped Resources: What Veteran Service Officers Can Provide for Probation and Parole. Federal Probation, 79(1):17-20.

Lobo Antunes, M.J., and Ahlin, E.M. (2015). Protecting Youth against Exposure to Violence: Intersections of Race/Ethnicity, Neighborhood, Family and Friends. Race & Justice: An International Journal, 5(3):208-234

Ahlin, E.M. (2015). Conducting Randomized Controlled Trials with Offenders in an Administrative Setting. American Journal of Evaluation, 36(2):164-178.

Ahlin, E.M. (2014). Locus of Control Redux: Adolescents’ Choice to Refrain from Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(14): 2695-2717.

Lobo Antunes, M.J., and Ahlin, E.M. (2014). Family Management and Youth Violence: Are Parents or Community More Salient? Journal of Community Psychology, 42(3):316-337.

Ahlin, E.M., Lobo Antunes, M.J., and Tubman-Carbone, H. (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.

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.

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.

Education

Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Maryland, College Park, MD

M.A., Sociology (focus in Crime, Delinquency and Corrections) George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

B.A., Administration of Justice and Sociology (multiple major) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA