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.

The Views from NCCD's Five Presidents
The views from NCCD's five presidents

Since 1921, five individuals have led the staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). The following essays give a sampling of their perspectives on the continuing struggle for justice. While they each differ in their family backgrounds, political ideologies, educational training, and professional experiences, these essays show the amazing continuity in the themes and issues they have embraced.

Charles L. Chute was the first paid executive director of the National Probation Association (NPA). Trained in social work, he worked for many years in the field of child labor and was later appointed the head of the New York State Probation Commission. Heading the NPA from 1921 to 1948, Chute helped draft, and ...

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