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Sheldon Glueck - Literary works

harvard law professor

Criminologist, born in Warsaw, Poland. Emigrating to the USA at the age of six, he served as an ordnance sergeant in the American Expeditionary forces in World War 1, and became the first Roscoe Pound professor of law at Harvard (1950). A pioneer in the study of crime and juvenile delinquency, he and his wife, Eleonor Touroff Glueck, wrote scores of articles and books on criminal law and prison practices. He was named professor emeritus at Harvard in 1963.

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