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About Helen Taylor Greene Ph.D.

Helen Taylor Greene is a Professor in the Department of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan- Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.  Dr. Taylor Greene is a race and crime scholar who has authored, co-authored, and edited peer-reviewed articles and books. Most recently she co-authored (with Dr. Shaun L. Gabbidon) the 4th edition of Race and Crime (2015, Sage Publications, Inc.).  Dr. Taylor Greene regularly presents papers at annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 1983 she served as a Graduate Legislative Fellow of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. for the United States House of Representatives, and was assigned to the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, chaired by Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY).  In 2010 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime, and in 2011 was recognized by the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences as an Outstanding Mentor. In 2014 she received the W.E.B. DuBois Award for Contributions to the Study of Race and Crime from the Western Society of Criminology. Greene received her B.S. degree (1972) in Sociology from Howard University, her M.S. degree (1976) in Administration of Justice from American University, a M.A. degree (1978) in Political Science and Ph.D. degree (1988) in Criminology from the University of Maryland. Her dissertation explored police systems and was titled: The Effects of Police Systems and Their Environments on Police Homicides: An Exploratory Analysis. Her current research interests include race and crime, juvenile justice and law enforcement.


Present Professor, Texas Southern University

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Phone: 713-313-4828