Caitlin Wilkens, M.A.

John F. Finn InstituteAssistant Director of Technical Assistance

Phone: (518) 456-6323 ext. 305
cwilkens@finninstitute.org

Mrs. Wilkens is a Research Analyst and NYS Certified Crime Analyst with the Finn Institute. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany and a Master’s from the School of Criminal Justice at UAlbany. She also has experience as a police officer, having graduated from the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy in 2014. Her research interests include police legitimacy, police decision-making, proactive police intervention, and administrative accountability.

Publications, Reports, and Presentations

Robert E. Worden and Caitlin J. Dole, 2019. “The Holy Grail of Democratic Policing,” Criminal Justice Ethics 38: 41-54.

Worden, Robert E., Sarah J. McLean, Andrew P. Wheeler, Danielle L. Reynolds, Caitlin Dole, and Hannah Cochran, 2018.  Smart Stops: An Inquiry into Proactive Policing.  Summary Report to the National Institute of Justice.  Albany, NY: John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety, Inc.

Sarah J. McLean, Caitlin J. Dole, and Robert E. Worden, 2018. “Police Officers’ Schemata of Victims.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.

Sarah J. McLean, Danielle L. Reynolds, Robert E. Worden and Caitlin J. Dole, 2017. “The Skills of Proactive Policing,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.

Robert E. Worden, Sarah J. McLean, and Caitlin J. Dole, 2017.  Albany’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion: A Process Evaluation.  Report to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.  Albany, NY: John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety, Inc.

Sarah J. McLean, Robert E. Worden, and Caitlin J. Dole, 2017.  Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion: The View from the Street. Report to the Albany Police Department. Albany, NY: John Finn Institute for Public Safety.