Academic Politics and the History of Criminal Justice by Frank Morn

By Frank Morn

The increase of educational legal justice courses from their beginnings on the collage of California within the Nineteen Thirties throughout the break up into educational and vocational versions in the course of the later a long time are defined during this paintings. educational politics and politicians are emphasised. the educational infighting in constructing courses, and enter from quite a few different disciplines to the sector are defined. The paintings is addressed to professors of felony justice, criminology, sociology, political technological know-how, and schooling.

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A. Leonard remembered that the entrance examination for the department was harder than any he took on campus. Other "college cops" proved that education was not necessarily a panacea, as some turned out to be incompetent. Leonard recalled that the person testing highest in his group lasted only a few weeks on the job. He did not like doing "dirty duty" and felt he knew more than his superior officers (this may point out a basic problem with highly educated, intelligent people doing menial tasks).

Art, commerce, English, home economics, industrial arts, mathematics, modern languages, natural science, physical education, social science, and speech began to appear. 7 In addition, these colleges were different demographically. First, as university tuition became too expensive for most during the Depression, many students chose state college over university training. This caused a boom in student population in the teachers colleges. Second, they were self-styled "people's colleges" with no barriers to admission.

W. MacQuarrie, president of San Jose State, came under enormous pressure from Vollmer and Earl Warren (at that time the prosecutor of Alameda County, in which Oakland and Berkeley were located) after the law's passage. 14 The early days of the program at San Jose reflected Vollmer 7 s ideas and Brereton's inclinations. Although Brereton was a member of Vollmer's cadre of college cops, he had received his education in history, even getting a master's degree in that discipline in 1926. He was working on a doctorate in history when the call came from San Jose.

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