Sociologist Ohlin Named Professor At Law School
The Law School has named sociologist Lloyd E. Ohlin as professor of Criminology -- the first time that a non-lawyer has received a Law School appointment without a joint appointment to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Ohlin will concentrate on the problems of criminology -- the study of the social causes and effects of crime -- and this represents another first for the school. Some professors of criminal law at the Law School have done research in this field, but only as additions to their regular work.
At present, Ohlin is serving as associate director of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. James Vorenberg '48, professor of Law, is chairman of the commission.
Vorenberg and Ohlin will teach a joint course on Criminal Law Administration next year. According to Ohlin, they hope to emphasize the social and legal problems which police face when attempting to enforce the law.
Ohlin also plans to study possible applications of social science research techniques to urban problems -- crime, housing, and mass transportation -- in co-operation with Adam Yarmolinsky '43, professor of Law and head of the Urban Legal Studies program.