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.

Milton Rector: 43 Years of Reform

Milton rector: 43 years of reform

For most of this century, the most constant and persistent organization advocating criminal-justice reform in the United States has been the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Founded in 1907, the NCCD started out as the National Probation Association to lobby for alternatives to incarceration for juvenile and youthful offenders, who at the turn of the century were housed in the same bastille-like institutions as adults. The NCCD had great influence in the “movement” 60 years ago to create special juvenile courts. In 1960 it took its present name.

For the last several decades NCCD, which is supported by private donations and foundation grants, has been an advocate of corrections reform for both adults and ...

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