Dr. Riane Bolin

Associate Criminal Justice Professor

Graduate Coordinator



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

Dr. Bolin has been working on projects in a number of different research areas. Her work with Dr. Pate on undergraduate substance use has led to two publications; one with former undergraduate student Jenna McClintock exploring the impact of substance use among college students was published in The Social Science Journal and another examining the impact of strain on non-medical prescription drug use was accepted for publication in the Journal of Drug Issues.  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 also has had two publications recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Crime and Justice and Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research.  Dr. Bolin’s current projects involve the professional orientation of probation and parole officers as well as public opinion of blended sentencing.