Annette I. Jolin, Ph.D.

Annette JolinProfessor Emerita

Criminology & Criminal Justice


Curriculum Vita (pdf)



Ph.D. Urban Studies & Criminology, Portland State University
M.S. Psychology, Portland State University
B.A. Psychology (summa cum laude) University of Portland

Dr. Jolin is an emerita Professor in the Criminology & Criminal Justice Department. Prior to earning her doctoral degree, Dr. Jolin worked as one of the Portland Police Bureau’s first female patrol officers. She is a former long-time chair of the Criminology & Criminal Justice Department and lead a number of innovations that helped contribute to CCJ’s strong reputation for quality research and productive partnerships with criminal justice agencies and policymakers. Dr. Jolin was also instrumental in the formation of the CCJ online program, PSU's first and largest fully online degree program. 

Originally from Germany, Dr. Jolin’s main research interests are in international law enforcement and comparative law enforcement policies and practices. Her work in this area includes a focus on German and U.S. policing strategies relating to prostitution and domestic violence. This work was published both in Germany and the United States and led to Dr. Jolin’s selection as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition, Dr. Jolin has a strong interest in the role of gender both in crime and in victimization. She has lead studies and published multiple works on this topic, including a federally-funded experimental evaluation of domestic violence policing within the City of Portland. In addition to teaching PSU students, Dr. Jolin has taught in prisons, at police academies, and has been involved in local domestic violence prevention, police accountability, and racial profiling initiatives.


Dr. Jolin usually teaches the following courses (subject to change)

CCJ 370 Women, Crime, & Justice (fully online program) – Winter term

Students in Dr. Jolin’s prior classes note the following about her teaching: 

“Dr. Jolin is a great professor who brings a lot of experience to the classes she teaches. She wants her students to not simply learn the material and pass the class, but also try to gain new perspective. She is an educator who wants her students to learn how to think, not what to think.”


“Dr. Jolin brings a wealth of knowledge to her students. I specifically learned from her interviews with victims, the many research articles she assigned, and the textbooks she chose for our reading material. Another thing that sticks out to me is how engaged she was in the learning experience…which can be more difficult in an online setting. She responded to discussions frequently and was open to feedback which made the learning experience even better.”