© 2002

Crime and Justice at the Millennium

Essays by and in Honor of Marvin E. Wolfgang

  • Robert A. Silverman
  • Terence P. Thornberry
  • Bernard Cohen
  • Barry Krisberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

  3. Crime and Justice at the Millennium

    1. The Criminal in Society

      1. Charles F. Wellford, David A. Soulé
        Pages 15-30
      2. Austin T. Turk
        Pages 31-44
      3. Marc Riedel
        Pages 99-119
      4. Satyanshu Mukherjee
        Pages 121-134
      5. Alex R. Piquero, Stephen L. Buka
        Pages 135-152
      6. Alan J. Lizotte, Trudy L. Bonsell, David McDowall, Marvin D. Krohn, Terence P. Thornberry
        Pages 153-167
      7. Simon I. Singer
        Pages 169-183
    2. The Criminal in the Arms of the Law

      1. Carl B. Klockars, Maria R. Haberfeld, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich, Aaron Uydess
        Pages 185-207
      2. Barry Krisberg
        Pages 239-252
    3. The Criminal Under Restraint

      1. James J. Collins, Donna L. Spencer, George H. Dunteman, Peter H. Siegel
        Pages 273-290
  4. In His Own Voice: Selected Essays by Marvin E. Wolfgang

    1. Barry Krisberg
      Pages 291-292
    2. Marvin E. Wolfgang
      Pages 293-306

About this book


Ira Lipman Marvin Wolfgang was the greatest criminologist in the United States of America in the last half of the 20th century, if not the entire century. We first met on March 3, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his work with Edwin Newman's NBC Reports: Violence in America. He was a tender, loving, caring individual who loved excellence-whether it be an intellectual challenge, the arts or any other pursuit. It is a great privilege to take part in honoring Marvin Wolfgang, a great American. Our approaches to the subject of crime came from different perspectives­ one as a researcher and the other as the founder of one of the world's largest security services companies. We both wanted to understand the causes of crime, and our discussions began a more than 21-year friendship, based on mutual respect and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the goal of promoting a safer, more prosperous society, one in which economic opportunity replaced criminal enterprise. He never saw crime in isolation but as part of a complex web of social relations. Only by understanding the causes and patterns of crime can society find ways to prevent it. Only through scholarship can the criminal justice community influence policy makers. To encourage the innovative scholarship that marked Marvin's career, Guardsmark established the Lipman Criminology Library at the University of Pennsylvania, at his request, and created a national criminology award in his name, the Wolfgang Award for Distinguished Achievement in Criminology.


Crime Criminology Gang Involvement Violence police truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Silverman
    • 1
  • Terence P. Thornberry
    • 2
  • Bernard Cohen
    • 3
  • Barry Krisberg
    • 4
  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityCanada
  2. 2.University at AlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Queens CollegeUSA
  4. 4.San FranciscoUSA

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