Criminal Justice Collection

The Criminal Justice collection consists of printer materials and manuscripts. Monographs in this collection can be found in the Thomason Room.

Sanford Bates Collection: first director of the Bureau of Prisons, contains his personal library and papers.


James B. Bennett Collection: second director of the Bureau of Prisons, contains his personal papers.


Austin MacCormick Collection: assistant Director of the Bureau of Prisons, 1929 - 1933, instrumental in promoting and developing education programs in prisons, contains his personal papers.


Wladimir Eliasberg Collection: consists of his letters, publications and materials on criminology, penology, criminal law, forensic medicine, labor relations, political science, art and literature.


Hank Burns Criminal Justice Media Collection: contains research including prison architecture around the world, administration of capital punishment, history of incarceration, famous trials, law, torture, etc. Dr. Burns' professional collections of thousands of slides, films and tapes are housed in the University Archives on the fourth floor of the Newton Gresham Library. Access to these materials is limited due to their fragility.


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