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 was once the best criminologist within the united states within the final half the 20 th century, if now not the whole century. We first met on March three, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his paintings with Edwin Newman's NBC studies: Violence in the US. He was once a young, loving, being concerned 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 outstanding American. Our techniques to the topic of crime got here from assorted views­ one as a researcher and the opposite because the founding father of one of many world's greatest protection providers businesses. We either desired to comprehend the motives of crime, and our discussions begun a greater than 21-year friendship, in response to mutual admire and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the target of marketing a more secure, extra wealthy society, one during which financial chance changed felony firm. He by no means observed crime in isolation yet as a part of a posh internet of social family. basically by way of figuring out the motives and styles of crime can society locate how you can hinder it. in basic terms via scholarship can the felony justice neighborhood impression coverage makers. To inspire the cutting edge scholarship that marked Marvin's profession, Guardsmark validated 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 distinct fulfillment in Criminology.

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