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Edwin Sutherland is the acknowledged father of American criminology. This is the first full-length analysis of his work and his person. Unlike the European schools of criminology, which sought to locate deviant behavior within the deep structures of the economy, Sutherland eschewed such explanations in favor of proximate and observable causes. He located the sources of crime in the association and interaction of specific groups of people. For Sutherland, crime as a way of life results from an individual's attachment to criminals for whom criminal acts are a measure of success no less than a way of life.In a series of publications, Sutherland expanded the horizons of the classic "Chicago School" of interactionists, and in the process founded criminology as a separate area of research while locating it firmly within sociology. As the authors show, Sutherland's work was inspired by strong moral concerns and a sense of the needs of society for social order without falling prey to either blaming the victim or pandering to sentiment about the joys of criminal life. In this sense, he is a model of the sociological tradition long deserving of the biography acknowledging his role as a master and pioneer.Yet Gaylord and Galliher have written more than an intellectual biography. They take seriously the need to fit Sutherland and his "theory of differential association" into a social and historical context. They are also aware and critically straightforward about the limitations of Sutherland's work in criminology, but place both his achievements and their limitations in a fully developed analytical context.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781560007913
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 318 g


MEDIA REVIEWS

"[A]n exceptionally fine work in intellectual history. It was, and is, clearly a work of love; love of the man (Sutherland), for the discipline, and of ideas. It is inordinately well written, flows smoothly, and captures the reader's interest... Dealing as they (the authors) do with Sutherland the man as well as the central idea of Sutherland's work, they put flesh on bones as well as illuminate the process of discovery."

-- William Chambliss, George Washington University

"[The Criminology of Edwin Sutherland] is a well-documented and well-researched examination of Sutherland's theoretical development and of the theory of differential association... Gaylord and Galliher have put together a remarkably thorough and quite readable work. I particularly encourage its reading by graduate students in criminology and criminal justice."

--Frank P. Williams III, California State University, San Bernardino

"Gaylord and Galliher provide a long needed detailing in one source of the life and career evolution of the 'Father of American Criminology.' Their coverage brings to vivid life the legend of Edwin Sutherland, portraying him as a man who like all men had his personal strengths and weaknesses, a man of vision and drive but also one of insecurity and doubt. The work has the added advantage of being as much a history of American Criminology as it is a history of Sutherland's life and ideas."

-- Randy martin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Gaylore and Galliher provide an interesting intellectual biography of the most well known criminologist in the field. It s a sign of healthy development and maturity that criminology has begun such self-examination of its core ideas."

-- John H. Laub, Northeastern University


"[A]n exceptionally fine work in intellectual history. It was, and is, clearly a work of love; love of the man (Sutherland), for the discipline, and of ideas. It is inordinately well written, flows smoothly, and captures the reader's interest... Dealing as they (the authors) do with Sutherland the man as well as the central idea of Sutherland's work, they put flesh on bones as well as illuminate the process of discovery."

-- William Chambliss, George Washington University

"[The Criminology of Edwin Sutherland] is a well-documented and well-researched examination of Sutherland's theoretical development and of the theory of differential association... Gaylord and Galliher have put together a remarkably thorough and quite readable work. I particularly encourage its reading by graduate students in criminology and criminal justice."

--Frank P. Williams III, California State University, San Bernardino

"Gaylord and Galliher provide a long needed detailing in one source of the life and career evolution of the 'Father of American Criminology.' Their coverage brings to vivid life the legend of Edwin Sutherland, portraying him as a man who like all men had his personal strengths and weaknesses, a man of vision and drive but also one of insecurity and doubt. The work has the added advantage of being as much a history of American Criminology as it is a history of Sutherland's life and ideas."

-- Randy martin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Gaylore and Galliher provide an interesting intellectual biography of the most well known criminologist in the field. It s a sign of healthy development and maturity that criminology has begun such self-examination of its core ideas."

-- John H. Laub, Northeastern University


"[Gaylord and Galliher] have written the first full-length biography of one of the preeminent figures of American criminology, Edwin Sutherland. In a clear and direct manner, the authors spell out Sutherland's theoretical contributions to criminology... This is an interesting intellectual biography of one of the founders of the sociological approach to criminology."

--P. Horne, Choice

"[A]n exceptionally fine work in intellectual history. It was, and is, clearly a work of love; love of the man (Sutherland), for the discipline, and of ideas. It is inordinately well written, flows smoothly, and captures the reader's interest... Dealing as they (the authors) do with Sutherland the man as well as the central idea of Sutherland's work, they put flesh on bones as well as illuminate the process of discovery."

-- William Chambliss, George Washington University

"[The Criminology of Edwin Sutherland] is a well-documented and well-researched examination of Sutherland's theoretical development and of the theory of differential association... Gaylord and Galliher have put together a remarkably thorough and quite readable work. I particularly encourage its reading by graduate students in criminology and criminal justice."

--Frank P. Williams III, California State University, San Bernardino

"Gaylord and Galliher provide a long needed detailing in one source of the life and career evolution of the 'Father of American Criminology.' Their coverage brings to vivid life the legend of Edwin Sutherland, portraying him as a man who like all men had his personal strengths and weaknesses, a man of vision and drive but also one of insecurity and doubt. The work has the added advantage of being as much a history of American Criminology as it is a history of Sutherland's life and ideas."

-- Randy Martin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Gaylore and Galliher provide an interesting intellectual biography of the most well known criminologist in the field. It s a sign of healthy development and maturity that criminology has begun such self-examination of its core ideas."

-- John H. Laub, Northeastern University


"[Gaylord and Galliher] have written the first full-length biography of one of the preeminent figures of American criminology, Edwin Sutherland. In a clear and direct manner, the authors spell out Sutherland's theoretical contributions to criminology... This is an interesting intellectual biography of one of the founders of the sociological approach to criminology."

--P. Horne, Choice

"[A]n exceptionally fine work in intellectual history. It was, and is, clearly a work of love; love of the man (Sutherland), for the discipline, and of ideas. It is inordinately well written, flows smoothly, and captures the reader's interest... Dealing as they (the authors) do with Sutherland the man as well as the central idea of Sutherland's work, they put flesh on bones as well as illuminate the process of discovery."

-- William Chambliss, George Washington University

"[The Criminology of Edwin Sutherland] is a well-documented and well-researched examination of Sutherland's theoretical development and of the theory of differential association... Gaylord and Galliher have put together a remarkably thorough and quite readable work. I particularly encourage its reading by graduate students in criminology and criminal justice."

--Frank P. Williams III, California State University, San Bernardino

"Gaylord and Galliher provide a long needed detailing in one source of the life and career evolution of the 'Father of American Criminology.' Their coverage brings to vivid life the legend of Edwin Sutherland, portraying him as a man who like all men had his personal strengths and weaknesses, a man of vision and drive but also one of insecurity and doubt. The work has the added advantage of being as much a history of American Criminology as it is a history of Sutherland's life and ideas."

-- Randy Martin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Gaylore and Galliher provide an interesting intellectual biography of the most well known criminologist in the field. It s a sign of healthy development and maturity that criminology has begun such self-examination of its core ideas."

-- John H. Laub, Northeastern University


-[Gaylord and Galliher] have written the first full-length biography of one of the preeminent figures of American criminology, Edwin Sutherland. In a clear and direct manner, the authors spell out Sutherland's theoretical contributions to criminology... This is an interesting intellectual biography of one of the founders of the sociological approach to criminology.-

--P. Horne, Choice

-[A]n exceptionally fine work in intellectual history. It was, and is, clearly a work of love; love of the man (Sutherland), for the discipline, and of ideas. It is inordinately well written, flows smoothly, and captures the reader's interest... Dealing as they (the authors) do with Sutherland the man as well as the central idea of Sutherland's work, they put flesh on bones as well as illuminate the process of discovery.-

-- William Chambliss, George Washington University

-[The Criminology of Edwin Sutherland] is a well-documented and well-researched examination of Sutherland's theoretical development and of the theory of differential association... Gaylord and Galliher have put together a remarkably thorough and quite readable work. I particularly encourage its reading by graduate students in criminology and criminal justice.-

--Frank P. Williams III, California State University, San Bernardino

-Gaylord and Galliher provide a long needed detailing in one source of the life and career evolution of the 'Father of American Criminology.' Their coverage brings to vivid life the legend of Edwin Sutherland, portraying him as a man who like all men had his personal strengths and weaknesses, a man of vision and drive but also one of insecurity and doubt. The work has the added advantage of being as much a history of American Criminology as it is a history of Sutherland's life and ideas.-

-- Randy Martin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

-Gaylore and Galliher provide an interesting intellectual biography of the most well known criminologist in the field. It s a sign of healthy development and maturity that criminology has begun such self-examination of its core ideas.-

-- John H. Laub, Northeastern University

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