Freda Adler


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Freda Adler (born 1934) is a criminologist and educator, currently serving as Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and a visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She was President of the American Criminological Society in 1994-1995. She has acted as a consultant to the United Nations on criminal justice matters since 1975, holding various roles within United Nations organizations.... more »

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  • ''That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.''
    Freda Adler (b. 1934), U.S. educator, author. Sisters in Crime, ch. 8 (1975).
  • ''There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.''
    Freda Adler (b. 1934), U.S. educator, author. Sisters in Crime, ch. 4 (1975).
  • It is little wonder that rape is one of the least-reported crimes. Perhaps it is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused and, in reality, it is she who must prove her good reputation, h...
    Freda Adler (b. 1934), U.S. educator, author. Sisters in Crime, ch. 9 (1975).
  • ''Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.''
    Freda Adler (b. 1934), U.S. educator, author. Sisters in Crime, ch. 7 (1975).
  • The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form...
    Freda Adler (b. 1934), U.S. educator, author. Sisters in Crime, ch. 3 (1975).
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