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NCJ Number: 154398 Find in a Library
Title: Academic Politics and the History of Criminal Justice Education
Author(s): F Morn
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 253
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-313-29316-3
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book discusses the historical evolution of academic criminal justice, which began as law enforcement or police science and developed to encompass issues and agencies addressing crime.
Abstract: The book is divided into nine chapters, each representing a period in the development of academic criminal justice. The first period, 1870-1930, marked the beginning of academic politics and professionalism in many fields. The years 1910-1935 were characterized by progressivism and police education in the U.S. The third chapter discusses V-men, who worked under the principles of August Vollmer, and models of police education from 1935-1950. Overlapping with that period, between 1945 and 1960, was what the author terms the Berkeley Renaissance. Developments in the 1960's were influenced by the formation and activities of the International Association of Police Professors. During the same period, the School of Criminology at Berkeley was attacked and eventually eliminated, giving rise to two New York City-based schools of criminal justice education, the John Jay College of Police Science and the program at the State University of New York- Albany. The final two chapters deal with work conducted by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in two periods, between 1970 and 1980, and between 1975 and 1985. Chapter notes
Main Term(s): History of criminal justice
Index Term(s): Crime prevention education; Criminal justice education; Police education; Police higher education
Note: Contributions in Criminology and Penology Number 46
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