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Joycelyn M. Pollock received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. She also obtained a J.D. at the University of Houston, and passed the Texas Bar in 1991.
The first edition of Ethics in Crime and Justice: Dilemmas and Decisions was published in 1986 and continues to be one of the leading texts in the field. Dr. Pollock has also published Crime and Justice in America: An Introduction, 2d ed. (2010), Criminal Law, 9th ed. (2012), Morality Stories, 2d Edition (with M. Braswell) (2007), Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences, 2d ed. (2012), Women, Prison and Crime, 2d Ed. (2002), Sex and Supervision: Guarding Male and Female Inmates (1986), Counseling Women Prisoners (1999), Criminal Women (2000), Prison: An American Institution (editor) (1997), and is co-editor with Alida Merlo of Women, Law and Social Control, 2d ed (2004).
In addition to teaching at Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University), she has delivered training to police officers, probation officers, parole officers, constables, and other groups in the areas of sexual harassment, ethics, criminology, and other subjects. She has taught at the Houston Police Academy, the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute, and has been a guest speaker for the International Association of Policewomen, the Texas Juvenile Justice Association, and the Southwest Legal Institute, among other groups. In 1998 she was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Turku School of Law in Turku, Finland. She was also a recipient of a Senior Scholar Justice award from the Open Society Institute. In 2007 she was awarded the Bruce Smith Award from ACJS for outstanding contributions to the field of criminology, and in 2008 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni award from the State University at Albany, School of Criminal Justice. In 2011, she was appointed to the Science Advisory Board of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Dept. of Justice.