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American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

 Organization

The American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology was organized in 1909 at the National Conference on Criminal Law and Criminology. John H. Wigmore, dean of the Northwestern University School of Law proposed the conference as an event sponsored under the auspices of Northwestern. Attracting a roster of participants from a variety of academic and professional fields, the broad aim of the conference and the resulting institute was the improvement of criminal justice.

The organization was successful in its novel efforts to introduce scientific methods and incorporate the contributions of medicine and the social sciences into the study and practice of criminal justice. From its earliest days the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology supported a program of meetings, surveys, reports and a pioneering and influential periodical, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology

 Collection
Identifier: 55/42
Abstract Included in this series is a small and scattered collection of early administrative records of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. The records date between 1909 and 1934. The types of records found here may be discerned by reviewing the container list below.