Faculty Bio


Eric S. Ling, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice


  • B.Soc.Sc. (Jt. Hons) University of Birmingham, England
  • Cert. Ed. (Further and Higher Education) University of Wolverhampton, England
  • M.A., Ph.D. The Ohio State University


  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Punishment and Corrections
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Senior Seminar

Research Interests

  • Sentencing
  • Structural inequality and justice
  • Restorative Justice


  • York City Community Service Award, 2010

Recent Publications

  • Ling, E.S. & Whiteley, K. (in press). Restorative justice 101. In J. Charlton, P.J. Verrecchia, & S. Pavelka, International perspectives on restorative justice and education. Richmond, ON Canada: Centre for the Study of Crime, Restorative Justice and Community Safety.
  • Ling, E.S. & Verrecchia, P.J. (submitted for publication). An assessment of community attitudes toward the police.

Recent Presentations

  • Ling, E.S. & Hanbury, B. (2009). Jail suicides in Pennsylvania: A demographic profile. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences national conference.