Types of Materials

Search: 'Criminal Justice and Prisons' in subject
Results:  36 Items
 
Date Coverage:
1971-1986
Extent:
19.25  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Formed in reaction to the Rockefeller Administration's crack-down following the Attica Prison riot, the New York State Coalition For Criminal Justice's primary mission was to reform what it regarded as an excessively harsh criminal justice system in New York.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1966-1989
Extent:
9.6  cubic ft.  1 Microfilm Reel
Abstract:
This collection documents the day-to-day activities of Council 82, the New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, during its first two decades of existence.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1881-1952, 1956
Extent:
2.0  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The collection of papers is about drugs and drug related crimes in the United States. It is written by Carleton P. Simon. Simon is a psychiatrist by profession and is very much interested in crimes. This passion led to his next profession as a criminlogist. His writings focus on crimes and examine the motives behind the crimes. Simons has also written fiction magazines and poems.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1967-1973
Extent:
0.53  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The materials in the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter collection document the chapter's early activities and establishment.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1914-1984
Extent:
45  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Walter A. Friedländer (Friedlander) Papers consist of 45 archival boxes of materials, dating primarily from 1932 to 1984, with the bulk of material comprising Friedländer's voluminous correspondence (30 boxes). The collection also contains biographical materials, manuscripts and publications by Friedländer, as well as course materials and materials pertaining to national and international social welfare conferences, publications by other scholars, and materials collected by Friedländer on topics of interest, particularly social welfare topics.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1806-1821
Extent:
1  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Letters, financial accounts, deeds, and other legal documents from John G. Hurtin, an attorney from Cortland Village, Cortland County, New York.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1844-1988
Extent:
30.97  cubic ft.  11 reels of microfilm
Abstract:
The Correctional Association of New York Records includes records from the Board of Directors, annual reports, prison visit files, Narcotics Committee files, program and bureau files, project files, subject files, and publications. The only records of the organization available from the nineteenth century are the annual reports, which have been microfilmed and are available in the University Library.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1908-1962
Extent:
2.0  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Papers of eugenics researcher Arthur Estabrook focus on racial integrity, sterilization of the mentally defective, venereal disease, intelligence, and criminality. Limited material is availible on the Jukes of New York state, the "Tribe of Ishmael" of Indiana, and the Carrie Buck trial.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1981-1983
Extent:
0.66  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The New York State Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice Records is composed of materials retained by Vincent O'Leary, a past president of the State University of New York at Albany and member of the commission. The collection provides insight into the inner workings and public exchanges of the commission members as they discussed and dealt with problems associated with the criminal justice system.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1975-1998
Extent:
12.0  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The collection contains photocopied news clippings related to the death penalty, amassed by the New York State Defenders Association.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1977-2015
Extent:
86.49  cubic ft.
Abstract:
For nearly two decades, Abe Bonowitz has worked to educate the public about human rights problems, in particular the death penalty and the need for alternatives to the death penalty. During this time he served in numerous director, consultant, managerial, and activist roles with leading advocacy and death penalty abolitionist organizations.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1991-2003
Extent:
3.2  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Records of Steven W. Hawkins's tenure as Executive Director of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty. The papers include extensive minutes of board meetings, speeches, travel arrangements, fundraising and reception notes, and pamphlets and other papers relating to his attendance at various board and committee meetings with related organizations.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1954-2005
Extent:
36  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Hugo A. Bedau (Ph.D., Harvard, 1961) is a commentator, scholar, and activist for the abolition of capital punishment. He is a prominent spokesperson in the abolitionist movement and well-known for his scholarship and writing concerning the death penalty and the challenge to separate logical arguments from moral arguments.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1970, 1982, 1991-2008
Extent:
3.32  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Bill Babbitt Collection documents nearly ten years of legal efforts to spare Manny Babbitt's life from execution, and two decades of advocacy activities to try to abolish the death penalty.
 
 
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Collection:
Date Coverage:
1965-2005, Undated
Extent:
18.32  cubic feet
Abstract:
Bill Pelke is a leader in the national death penalty abolition movement. This collection documents Bill Pelke's involvement with Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR), National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), Amnesty International, and other organizations committed to ending capital punishment in the United States.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1897-2003
Extent:
7.5  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The David Von Drehle Papers contain information on the death penalty, primarily in Florida. Von Drehle compiled the materials while researching his 1995 book Among the Lowest of the Dead: Inside Death Row.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1981-2006
Extent:
27.55  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Since 1976 the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has been working to educate the public about the failings and inconsistencies of capital punishment in the United States. Founded after the Gregg v. Georgia Supreme Court decision in 1976, the NCADP has emerged as one of the more influential national anti-death penalty organizations. The collection contains the group’s internal case files, administrative material, publications, petitions, photographic materials, video tapes, and audio cassettes.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1971-2011
Extent:
23.2  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Leigh Bienen Papers include the records of the New Jersey Proportionality Review Project, the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Commission, and the academic research papers of legal scholar Leigh Bienen. The New Jersey records contain material from New Jersey Public Defender Homicide Study directed by Bienen in the mid-1980s. The collection also includes the records from Bienen’s involvement with the New Jersey Proportionality Review Project headed by Special Master David C. Baldus. Also present is material from Leigh Bienen's tenure on the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Commission which resulted in the abolition of the death penalty in that state in 2011. Finally the collection contains Leigh Bienen's scholarly research material during her career teaching at both Princeton University and Northwestern University. Her research focused on proportionality review, the death penalty's monetary costs, and the role of prosecutor discretion.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1963-2011
Extent:
0.6  cubic ft.
Abstract:
The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (ICADP) formed in 1976 as the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty by Mary Alice Rankin and other activist groups and organizations to try to prevent passage of capital punishment legislation in Illinois. After the state adopted the death penalty in 1977, ICADP expanded its grassroots legislative, education, and communication activities to try to inform the public about flaws and injustices in the Illinois capital punishment system and promote humane alternatives to the death penalty.
 
 
Date Coverage:
1754-2015
Extent:
147.2  cubic ft.
Abstract:
Over the course of 50 years, Eugene G. Wanger created or collected the materials about capital punishment that comprise the Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection. The collection includes a wide range of materials on the death penalty documenting its history, efforts to abolish or reinstate the practice, its psychological impact, compatibility on religious, moral or ethical grounds, and its operation.