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B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Morningside College in Sioux
M.A. in Public Administration from University of South Dakota
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from University of Nebraska at Omaha
Amy Poland, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice. She has taught previously at Buena Vista University and Texas A&M International University. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Poland worked for nine years in juvenile diversion and a juvenile community residential treatment facility in Iowa and Nebraska. Her work in residential treatment with juveniles was the basis for her dissertation work on the mental health training of residential counselors working with juvenile offenders.
Dr. Poland is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Racial Democracy and the Crime and Justice Network
Her publications include:
Manganaro, L., and Poland, A. (2012). Gender and perceptions of formal and informal justice systems in Afghanistan. Women & Criminal Justice, 22, 1:2-29.
Poland, A.L., Kilburn, J.C., and Alvarez-Rivera, L. (2012). Serial rape. In K. Borgeson and K. Kuehnle, Serial Offenders: Theory and Practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Herz, D. C., and 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.