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us: Sellin, Thorsten, 1896-1994



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    • us: Sellin, Johan Thorsten, 1896-1994
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    • found: Marriage and divorce legislation in Sweden, 1922: title page (Johan Thorsten Sellin)
    • found: Prohibition: a national experiment, 1932: title page (Thorsten Sellin, Ph. D., Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania)
    • found: Delinquency in a birth cohort, c1972: title page (Thorsten Sellin)
    • found: The penalty of death, c1980: title page (Thorsten Sellin)
    • found: The New York Times, via WWW, October 26, 2012 (September 20, 1994 edition; Thorsten Sellin; an authority on criminology and opponent of the death penalty who taught at the University of Pennsylvania, died on Saturday [September 17, 1994] at his home in Gilmanton, N.H.; he was 97; he retired in 1967 from the university, where he was a longtime professor of sociology and served as chairman of the sociology department from 1944 to 1959; he began teaching and doing research in criminology in 1926; he was president of the International Society of Criminology from 1956 to 1965, secretary general of the International Penal and Penitentiary Commission, headquartered in Bern, from 1949 to 1951, and the editor of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science from 1929 to 1968; he was born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, emigrated to Canada in 1913 and went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Augustana College in Illinois and master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania)
    • found: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 1996: volume 140, number 4, page 580-586 (Thorsten Sellin (October 26, 1896-September 17, 1994); emigrated to Fort William, Ontario at the age of seventeen; he was awarded the Ph. D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1922 (his doctoral disseration was entitled "Marriage and Divorce Legislation in Sweden"); he served as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania from 1921-1922, as assistant professor from 1922-1930, professor from 1930-1967, and as professor emeritus from 1967 until his death; his best known works are his writings and testimony concerning the ineffectiveness of capital punishment; he also assisted in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive criminal statistics program in the United States)
    • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, October 26, 2012 (Thorsten Sellin; born Johan Thorsten Sellin; 26 October 1896 - 17 September 1994; an American sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, a penologist and one of the pioneers of scientific criminology)
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