Kent B. Joscelyn

Title: Attorney
Company: Kent B Joscelyn PC
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Kent B. Joscelyn, an attorney in private practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public safety.

Mr. Joscelyn is an attorney and scientist who has dedicated more than six decades to working in public safety and public policy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from Union College and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1960 at the Albany Law School. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Joscelyn has been interested in the intersection of law and science, and credits much of his success to his ability to analyze cases from both a legal and a forensic perspective. Between 1961 and 1964, he served to the rank of a captain in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and remained with the Air Force at the Attorney Advisor Headquarters in Washington until 1967. He relocated to Indiana after leaving the military, becoming an associate professor of forensic studies at the University of Indiana at Bloomington from 1967 until 1976.

During this time, Mr. Joscelyn entered public service, becoming the vice chairperson of the Indiana Organized Crime Prevention Council and the governor-appointed Regional Director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Planning Agency from 1969 until 1972, in addition to consulting for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. In 1970, he was named as the director of the Institute of Research in Public Safety, and he served the city of Bloomington, Indiana, as their commissioner of public safety from 1974 until 1976, when he accepted a position as the head of the Policy Analysis Division of the University of Michigan’s Highway Safety Research Institute.

Mr. Joscelyn remained active at the University of Michigan until 1981, when he became the director of transportation planning and policy for the Urban Technology Environmental Planning Program and re-entered legal practice as the principal of Joscelyn and Treat PC. Between 1993 and 2001, he served as the principal of Joscelyn, McNair & Jeffrey PC, and worked as the editor of the International Journal of Criminal Justice between 1972 and 2010. Since then, Mr. Joscelyn has focused on his work in individual private practice as Kent B. Joscelyn PC.  To remain aware of developments in the field, he is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.

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