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Ross, Edward (1866–1951)

E. A. ROSS was a very influential sociologist of his time. He was well known as one of the founding fathers of American sociology. Ross attended Coe College in Iowa where he earned a A.B. degree in 1886. Awarded his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1891, his career spanned over 35 years and his influence is still felt today. The basic elements of Ross's extensive work can best be examined in his Foundations of Sociology (1905), Social Control (1901), Social Psychology (1908), Principles of Sociology (1920, 1930, 1938), and Sin and Society: An Analysis of Latter-Day Inequity (1907). Ross explored the subject matter of sociology and the nature of sociology in relation to the other social sciences.

Although he never conducted research on crime ...

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