College of Arts and Sciences

Joycelyn Pollock, JD, PhD

  • Joycelyn Pollock, JD, PhD
    PhD, Criminal Justice
    Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice
    Phone: 206-296-5470


    Joycelyn M. Pollock earned a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany; and a J.D. from the University of Houston. She teaches in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University.  She has conducted training for law enforcement, probation, and other agencies in the areas of sexual harassment, ethics, victimology, and criminology.  Her published books include, Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice, 8th ed. (2011), Crime and Justice in America, 2d ed. (2012), Women, Prison and Crime, 2ded. (2003), and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences, 2d ed. (2012). Her latest book, published in 2014, is Women’s Crimes, Criminology and Corrections.  Joycelyn Pollock received a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in University of Turku (Finland) Law School, and a Senior Scholar Justice award from the Open Society Institute.  She was the recipient of a Presidential Seminar Award at Texas State University, and the Bruce Smith Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for outstanding contributions to the field of criminal justice education.  In 2011, she was appointed to the U.S. Office of Justice Programs’ Science Advisory Board.