Oral History of Criminology Project (American Society of Criminology)
The Oral History of Criminology Project, under the guidance of its Advisory Board and through its partnership with the American Society of Criminology, represents an ongoing effort to preserve prominent scholars’ accounts of their role in shaping the evolution of the field. Through the use of taped interviews, an enduring record—an “oral history”—is established of how personal and professional factors have intersected to give rise to criminology’s landmark ideas. Scholars are asked to reflect on the development of their careers, on their most significant writings, and on the discipline in general. The goal is to move beyond what is captured in published texts to explore the story behind these scholar’s careers and research contributions. Collectively, it is hoped that the interviews will enrich our understanding of criminology as a craft and of how scholarly paradigms arise and are elaborated.