Jean McGloin is currently a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in 2004, where her dissertation focused on street gangs in Newark, New Jersey. 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 TypeBADegree 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 condition decisions about offending.
Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Associate Editor for the Journal of Quantitative Criminology
Associate Editor for Justice Quarterly
Editorial Board Member: Criminology, and Criminology and Public Policy
- Benjamin Pheasant