Jean McGloin is currently a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, where her dissertation focused on street gangs in Newark, New Jersey. She earned an A.B., summa cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. McGloin's research interests include peer influence, co-offending, and collective behavior.
Areas of Interest
- Co-offending, peer influence, collective behavior
Degree TypePh.DDegree DetailsRutgers University-Newark
Degree TypeA.B.Degree DetailsBryn Mawr College
Degree TypeMADegree DetailsRutgers University-Newark
Jean McGloin’s primary research focus is on groups and crime, which is reflected in two main research programs. First, she has an ongoing research program focused on peer influence processes. This program has focused on developing new theoretical explanations of peer influence, the role of peer network structure in shaping delinquency, and the extent to which individual characteristics (e.g., immigrant status, gender) condition peer influence. Second, she conducts research on co-offending, including why offenders decide to commit crime with accomplices, under what conditions they will instigate group crime rather than follow others, and how co-offending networks can shape and influence the criminal career. As part of this stream of research, she interested in how the group can shape and affect decisions about offending.
Co-Editor for the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
- Michelle Fabiani
- Michael Lebron
- Madeline Pheasant