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Lessons of Criminology

Presents the stories, musings, advice and conclusions of well-known criminologists about their research and their careers. Provides readers with suggestions about how to manage their professional lives. Contributors include Frank Cullen, Julius Debro, Don Gibbons, John Irwin, Mac Klein, Gary Marx, Joan McCord, Richard Quinney, Frank Scarpitti, Jim Short, Rita Simon, Charles Tuttle and Jackson Toby.

Hardbound, 265 Pages

Published: April 2002

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-58360-512-7


  • Introduction

    Gilbert Geis

    1. It’s a Wonderful Life: Reflections on a Career in Progress

    Francis T. Cullen

    2. Reflections of a Reluctant but Committed Criminologist

    Charles R. Tittle

    3. Surrounded by Crime: Lessons from One Academic Career

    Malcolm W. Klein

    4. The Good Boy in a High-Delinquency Area-40 Years Later

    Frank R. Scarpitti

    5. Learning How to Learn and Its Sequelae

    Joan McCord

    6. Looking for Meaning in All the Right Places: The Search for Academic Satisfaction

    Gary T. Marx

    7. Ignoring Warnings, I Became a Criminologist

    Jackson Toby

    8. My Life in "Crim"

    John Irwin

    9. Criminologist as Witness

    Richard Quinney

    10. Reflections of an African-American Criminologist

    Julius Debro

    11. Looking Back on 40-Plus Years of a Professional Career

    Rita J. Simon

    12. Unwinding: Reflections on a Career

    James F. Short, Jr.

    13. Doing Well in the Slow Lane

    Don C. Gibbons


    Mary Dodge


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