This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.
Part V: The Link between Social Justice and Criminal Justice
During the National Council on Crime and Delinquency's (NCCD's) 100 years of history, there have been profound changes in American society. Issues of racism, poverty, and sexism have formed tragic aspects of the nation's history. There was the Great Depression, which plunged many families into an economic nightmare. Legally sanctioned discrimination was the norm, hatred toward immigrants was epidemic, workers had few rights, women were second-class citizens, and there were many instances of racially motivated violence and urban riots. During the Second World War, over 100,000 Japanese Americans were labeled falsely as disloyal and held in internment camps. In the early years of NCCD's history, politically powerful groups in this ...