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.

Impediments to Penal Reform

Impediments to penal reform

In this country, in contrast to Europe, criminology has not found a secure home in the law schools, nor have judges and lawyers manifested esteem for criminological and penological speculations. Happily, for reasons which pertain to the broad sweep of social and political change rather than to any process of intellectual conversion, the days of neglect are passing. The discipline of criminology, if discipline it be or can become, will hereafter play an increasing role in the life of the law schools of this country. For this reason, quite apart from proper reservations about any incumbent of the chair, the establishment of the Julius Kreeger Professorship of Law and Criminology is of importance to this law school, fixing ...

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