Jerome Skolnick

Jerome Skolnick, 1974

Jerome Skolnick is a leading American scholar on policing. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School, and Co-Director of that NYU’s Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He came to NYU after more than thirty years at the School of Criminology and the Boalt Hall Law School at Berkeley, where he had been teaching since 1962. Professor Skolnick has also taught at UC San Diego, the University of Chicago and Yale University and been a visiting fellow at Oxford. Recently, his primary research interest is police integrity. He is a past president of the American Society of Criminology.

Professor Skolnick’s books include Society and the Legal Order: A Reader in Sociology of Law; Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society; House of Cards: Legalization and Control of Casino Gambling; The New Blue Line: A Study of Police Innovation in Six American Cities; and Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force. He is also co-editor of the fifth edition of the text Criminal Justice.

Professor Skolnick’s awards include Carnegie, Guggenheim and National Science Foundation fellowships as well as prizes for distinguished scholarship from the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Western Society of Criminology. He earned an A.B. at the City College of New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.


“Changing Visions of Crime and Criminal Justice.” April 1, 1974. Location unknown.