Reflections on Forty Years in the American Criminal Justice System

Edward Tromanhauser, Governors State University

ABSTRACT
Edward Tromanhauser discuses his career in "Reflections on Forty Years in the American Criminal Justice System." He tells the story of a young man who did four stretches in prison for armed robbery and emerged to pursue a successful academic career (Professor and Chair of Department of Criminal Justice). Tromanhauser reflects on forty years of experience with the criminal justice system as criminal, convict, and criminal justice professor. He shares his insight on the existential moment of rehabilitation, shifting allegiances and sympathies, and twenty-five years as a change agent and teacher.

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