Eileen Ahlin


Associate Professor of Criminal Justice


  • Criminal Justice

Focus Areas:

  • Institutional and Community Corrections
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Violence and Victimization


  • Named a 2016 W.E.B. DuBois 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
  • Joined faculty in 2013 after 15 years of conducting research at the federal, state and local levels

Eileen Ahlin is an associate professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. She received her master’s degree in sociology at George Mason University and her Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland. Her research broadly focuses on violence and corrections. For example, in a current project, she is examining the risks and protective factors associated with violence and victimization in juvenile detention centers, as well as adult jails and prisons, and within the community.

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