Edwin Sutherland: The First Victimologist?

Robert A. Jerin, Endicott College

ABSTRACT
The poster presentation will examine the contents of Sutherland's 1924 and 1934 publications "Criminology" and "Principles of Criminology" as they relate to the field of Victimology. Sutherland's 1924 book, "Criminology" includes a chapter on Victims of Crime. This is the first known study of crime victimization and the impact of crime upon individuals recorded within a criminology textbook. The examination of Sutherland's writings will provide an historical foundation for the field of victimology.

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