Crime and Justice at the Millennium: Essays by and in Honor by Robert A. Silverman,Terence P. Thornberry,Bernard

By Robert A. Silverman,Terence P. Thornberry,Bernard Cohen,Barry Krisberg

Ira Lipman Marvin Wolfgang used to be the best criminologist within the united states within the final half the 20 th century, if no longer the whole century. We first met on March three, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his paintings with Edwin Newman's NBC reviews: Violence in the USA. He used to be a young, loving, worrying person who enjoyed excellence-whether or not it's an highbrow problem, the humanities or the other pursuit. it's a nice privilege to participate in honoring Marvin Wolfgang, an excellent American. Our ways to the topic of crime got here from diversified views­ one as a researcher and the opposite because the founding father of one of many world's biggest protection prone businesses. We either desired to comprehend the motives of crime, and our discussions begun a greater than 21-year friendship, according to mutual appreciate and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the objective of selling a more secure, extra wealthy society, one within which fiscal chance changed felony firm. He by no means observed crime in isolation yet as a part of a posh net of social relatives. basically through realizing the reasons and styles of crime can society locate how you can hinder it. basically via scholarship can the felony justice group effect coverage makers. To inspire the cutting edge scholarship that marked Marvin's occupation, Guardsmark proven the Lipman Criminology Library on the collage of Pennsylvania, at his request, and created a countrywide criminology award in his identify, the Wolfgang Award for uncommon fulfillment in Criminology.

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