School of Criminal Justice

Jacquelynn Doyon


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


273C DeVos Center                                                            Phone:  (616) 331-7178

School of Criminal Justice                                                 Fax:        (616) 331-7155

Grand Valley State University                                             Email:

410 W. Fulton St.

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Dr. Jacquelynn A. Doyon is new to Grand Valley State University, joining the School of Criminal Justice in 2012. She completed her undergraduate studies at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, graduating with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Political Science. She earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Before coming to GVSU, Jacquelynn served as adjunct faculty at both Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University for over four years. She has taught a wide variety of courses, covering topics on custodial institutions, criminology, juvenile justice and delinquency, women in the criminal justice system, and social justice. This fall, Jacquelynn will be teaching Justice and Society (CJ 101), Criminology (CJ 201), and Youth, Culture and Crime (CJ 355).

Jacquelynn’s research interests include green criminology, state and corporate crime, juvenile delinquency & justice, and the study of race and crime. She recently contributed the chapter “Criminalization and Controversy: Arizona’s New Immigration Law” to the edited volume Dimensions of Crime as a Social Problem. Her most current research projects focus primarily on environmental crime, including such topics as the illegal trafficking of electronic waste, international policies and procedures on global warming, and the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”).

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