Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

George Kelling, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We’ve argued for many years that when police pay attention to minor offenses — such as prostitution, graffiti, aggressive panhandling — they can reduce fear, strengthen communities, and prevent serious crime.”

National Review, Feb. 28, 2006

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
  • Co-Founder, Police Institute, University of Rutgers, Newark, 2001
  • Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Former Visiting Fellow, National Institute of Justice
  • Former Professor, Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
  • Distiguished Alumni Award, St. Olaf College
Education:
  • PhD, Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973
  • MSW, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1962
  • BA, Philosophy, St. Olaf College College, 1952
Other:
  • None found