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The first survey into crime and criminal justice ever conducted by a Faculty of Law, will be directed at Greater Boston by Dean Pound, Professor Frankfurter and their associates. In 1921 a somewhat similar investigation, but on a smaller scale, was held in Cleveland, and was hailed as a material step forward. Harlan F. Stone, a justice of the Supreme Court, in reviewing the work said. "The survey as a whole is dominated by the belief that facts have a reforming power of their own. Civic organizations of Cleveland who are responsible for this undertaking may take just pride in their work, and all those interested in the improvement of the administration of criminal justice owe them a large debt of gratitude."
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The work was divided into seven parts: Criminal Courts, Prosecution, Police Administration, Correctional and Penal Treatment, Medical Science and Criminal Justice, Legal Education, and Newspapers and Criminal Justice.
The Boston investigation will be run on the same general plan as the Cleveland undertaking, but will have a wider scope. "It will cover the conditions of crime and factors in criminality as well as the administration of criminal justice", said Dean Pound.
Professor Frankfurter described the situation to a CRIMSON reporter. "It is like calling in a doctor for consultation in an illness," he said.
An appropriation has been made from the Milton Fund to finance the venture. "Very likely it will be some time before the plan is sufficiently matured in detail for publication.
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