Evelien Hoeben

Peer pressure among adolescents, including group crime, delinquency, substance use and time use.

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Evelien Hoeben

Assistant Professor
School of Criminal Justice
Department: https://www.albany.edu/environmental-sustainable-engineering

Peer pressure; social influence; peer influence among adolescents; group crime; adolescent delinquency; adolescent substance use; adolescence; youth; friendships; time use; quantitative and qualitative methods

Campus phone: (518) 442-5219
Campus email: ehoeben@albany.edu


Dr. Hoeben is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at University at Albany, State University of New York. She joined the School in the Fall of 2017. Her research involves the role of peers and other situational conditions in adolescent risky decision-making. Particularly, she studies group crime, co-offending, and how peers influence adolescent delinquency and substance use.

Hoeben grew up in The Netherlands. She received a master in Sociology (cum laude) from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and a Ph.D. in Criminology (cum laude) from the VU University Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NCSR). She completed her postdoctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Her research has been published in journals like Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, European Journal of Criminology, Crime Science, and Deviant Behavior. Her dissertation was awarded the Dutch Willem Nagel prize in 2017 (best Criminology dissertation defended at a Dutch university) and the international Hershel D. Thornburg Award in 2018 (outstanding scholastic promise in research on adolescence).