- The chapters in this book have been written by teachers and scholars who have achieved a certain eminence in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Their names will be found heavily footnoted in textbooks and monographs. Articles and books that they have written will be discussed in classes. They have done well professionally, and that is why they were asked to reflect on their careers and to suggest pathways for others.
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.
Lessons of Criminology, 1st Edition
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
6. Looking for Meaning in All the Right Places: The Search for Academic Satisfaction
Gary T. Marx
7. Ignoring Warnings, I Became a Criminologist
8. My Life in "Crim"
9. Criminologist as Witness
10. Reflections of an African-American Criminologist
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