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Amy Lynn Poland , Ph.D

   Assistant Professor

   Curriculum Vitae



  • Ph.D.  Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • MPA.  Public Administration, University of South Dakota
  • B.A.    Criminal Justice/Sociology, Morningside College

Research Interests

  • Juvenile delinquency & justice
  • Program implementation
  • Mental health
  • Traning of direct care workers in juvenile justice
  • Social media in criminal justice
  • Pedagogy

Course Taught

  • CRIJ 1306  Courts & Criminal Procedure
  • CRIJ 2329  Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • CRIJ 3310  Juvenile Delinquency & Justice
  • CRIJ 3320  Organized Crime
  • SOCI 3336  Criminology
  • CRIJ 5301  Advanced Seminar on the CJ system
  • CRIJ 5305  Seminar on Administration of Criminal Justice


2008  University Research Grant, funded by Office of Graduate Studies and Research, Texas A&M International University, $8,500 (Principle Investigator).

Select Publications

Herz, D. C., & Poland, A. L. (2002). Assessing the need for and availability of mental
health services for juvenile offenders. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Commission on Law
Enforcement and Criminal Justice.


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