Dr. Riane Bolin

Assistant Criminal Justice Professor



Office: CHBS Building, Room 5405
Phone: 540-831-7547
E-Mail: rbolin1@radford.edu


  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • M.S., University of North Carolina - Charlotte
  • B.A., North Carolina State University

Dr. Bolin joined the Radford University faculty in 2014.


Dr. Bolin's current research interests include a variety of issues related to juvenile justice and delinquency, including juvenile corrections, delinquency prevention, drug use, and victimization.

Recent Professional Activities

Recently, Dr. Bolin has been working on projects in a number of different research areas. Her work with Dr. Pate and former undergraduate student Jenna McClintock exploring the impact of substance use among college students recently resulted in a publication at The Social Science Journal. Additionally, she had an article entitled, “Drug use and abuse as primary motivators for male and female involvement in burglary: A comparison of self-reported differences among a random sample of male and female burglars” published in the Journal of Drug Issues.  Dr. Bolin has also been working on a project exploring public opinion of blended sentencing. Preliminary findings from this study will be presented at the 2018 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  She also continues to work on other projects involving juvenile corrections.