This collection of 45 brief biographies of famous and infamous figures in criminal justice history personalizes the field like never before and brings to life various people who have made the field of criminal justice what it is today.
The criminal justice system is dependent upon more than just laws and policies-it is composed of people. The system is only as good or ethical as the people who work in it. Criminal Justice Pioneers in U.S. History presents role models, positive and negative, for students studying criminal justice, and shows students how the system is evolving. It is organized according to the structure of a typical introductory criminal justice textbook-with sections containing biographies on pioneers in the areas of policing, courts, and corrections-for easy use as a supplement in this course.
- Forty-five brief (6-8 page each), yet informative, biographies include Allan Pinkerton, Herman Goldstein, Joseph Wambaugh, Wyatt Earp, Earl Warren, and Dorothea Dix.
- Each entry examines the accomplishments as well as some of the shortcomings of the individual under examination, personalizing the field of criminal justice like never before. Readers are given the opportunity to relate to real people who faced real challenges.
- Divided into five major sections to provide variety and breadth of coverage: 1) academics/theorists, 2) law enforcement pioneers, 3) court/legal pioneers, 4) correctional pioneers, 5) juvenile justice pioneers.
- Organized to supplement a typical introductory criminal justice class. Also perfect for a criminal justice history course.
- Discussion questions following each biography challenge students to make connections between the people they are reading about and the criminal justice system as well as connections between the past and the present. Furthermore, the discussion questions encourage students to share their ideas about the value they find in each person's accomplishments and contributions.
Table of Contents
I. THE THEORISTS' INTRODUCTION. 1. Sutherland, Edwin. 2. Merton, Robert. 3. Wilson, James Q.
II. LAW ENFORCEMENT INTRODUCTION. 4. Pinkerton, Allan. 5. Byrnes, Thomas. 6. Bonaparte, Charles. 7. Earp, Wyatt. 8. Clum, John. 9. Burns, William. 10. Roosevelt, Theodore. 11. Baldwin, Lola G. 12. Vollmer, August. 13. Battle, Samuel. 14. Hoover, J. Edgar. 15. Anslinger, Harry. 16. Wilson, O.W. 17. Ness, Eliot. 18. Gates, Daryl. 19. Goldstein, Herman. 20. Serpico, Frank. 21. Wambaugh, Joseph. 22. Pusser, Buford. 23. Brown, Lee. 24. Harrington, Penny. 25. Macalese, Greg.
III. LAW AND THE COURTS INTRODUCTION. 26. Darrow, Clarence. 27. Baldwin, Roger Nash. 28. Warren, Earl. 29. Kunstler, William. 30. Bailey, F. Lee. 31. Blakey, G. Robert.
IV. CORRECTIONS INTRODUCTION. 32. Eddy, Thomas. 33. Haviland, John. 34. Augustus, John. 35. Dix, Dorothea. 36. Hayes, Rutherford. 37. Brockway, Zebulon. 38. Osborne, Thomas. 39. Van Waters, Miriam. 40. Ragen, Joseph. 41. Duffy, Clinton. 42. Beto, George.
V. JUVENILE JUSTICE INTRODUCTION. 43. Addams, Jane. 44. Lindsey, Ben.
This collection of 44 brief biographies of famous and infamous figures in criminal justice history brings to life the people who have made the field of criminal justice what it is today.
The criminal justice system is composed of more than laws and policies-it is composed of people. The system is only as good or ethical as the people who work in it. These brief (3 to 8 page) biographies include Allan Pinkerton, Herman Goldstein, Joseph Wambaugh, Wyatt Earp, Earl Warren, and Dorothea Dix. Criminal Justice Pioneers in U.S. History is divided into five major sections to provide variety and breadth of coverage: (1) academics/theorists, (2) law enforcement pioneers, (3) court/legal pioneers, (4) correctional pioneers, and (5) juvenile justice pioneers.