Lessons of Criminology

Lessons of Criminology, 1st Edition

Lessons of Criminology, 1st Edition,Gilbert Geis,Mary Dodge,ISBN9781583605127






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  • 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.

Gilbert Geis

Gilbert Geis was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. He was a former president of the American Society of Criminology and recipient of its Edwin H. Sutherland Award for outstanding research, and was given research awards by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Western Society of Criminology, the American Justice Institute, and the National Organization for Victim Assistance. Geis received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the Irvine faculty, he taught at the University of Oklahoma and California State University, Los Angeles. Geis published more than 400 articles on various aspects of crime and criminal justice.

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University of California, Irvine

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Mary Dodge

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado, Denver

Lessons of Criminology, 1st Edition


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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