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Against PredictionProfiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age$
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Bernard E. Harcourt

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226316130

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226315997.001.0001

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Ernest W. Burgess and Parole Prediction

Ernest W. Burgess and Parole Prediction

(p.47) Chapter Two Ernest W. Burgess and Parole Prediction
Against Prediction
University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the birth of the actuarial in American criminal law, focusing on the development and use of the first actuarial instrument by Ernest W. Burgess in the late 1920s. Drawing on sociology's new statistical rigor, Burgess helped refocus the study of sociology on the individual and was a leading figure in the structural transformation that took place in the discipline during the 1930s and 1940s.

Keywords:   actuarial methods, criminal law, Ernest W. Burgess, sociology, parole

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