Pioneers in Criminology: Edward Livingston (1764-1836)

Joseph C. Mouledous
1963 The Journal of Criminal Law Criminology and Police Science  
He has previously served as a Classification Officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, as well as Assistant Director of Probation and Parole for the State of Louisiana. Observing that criminological literature has largely neglected and sometimes misinterpreted the work of Edward Livingston, Mr. Mouledous in this article reviews the contributions of Livingston to both nineteenth and twentieth century criminology. The author views Livingston as a product of the Enlightenment, but one who
more » ... , but one who reached a degree of sophistication in his views on criminology and penology surprising for his time. Mr. Mouledous presents both an exposition of Livingston's theories and an evaluation of their present day applicability.-EDIToR. In the literature of criminology, such names as
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