PAST PRESIDENT'S PANEL: The Present and Future Status of Criminology

William Chambliss, George Washington University
Roland Chilton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Raymond Paternoster, University of Maryland at College Park
Claire Renzetti, St. Joseph's University
Margaret A. Zahn, RTI International/NC State University

ABSTRACT
Panelists will present their views on the present status of the discipline and where they see it going in the future. Topics will include assessments of theoretical attempts to explain crime, methodologies used to measure crime and related variables, the public policy impact of our theory and research, and the overall intellectual vibrancy of criminology. Each panelist will bring his or her unique experience to bear on taking stock of the present and speculating on the future.

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Updated 05/20/2006