Dr. Riane Bolin

Department Chair

Associate Criminal Justice Professor



Office: Hemphill Hall, Room 5406
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 juvenile corrections, specifically juvenile probation, and public opinion of juvenile justice policies and practices.

Recent Professional Activities

Dr. Bolin is in the process of completing a criminal justice focused research methods textbook.  She is also working on a variety of research projects including a study focused on the impact of professional orientation and probation officer behavior,  another on jail leaders receptivity to empirical research, and a third on predictors of the public’s willingness to invest in juvenile justice.  She is currently on sabbatical for the spring 2023 semester.