|Name Jerome Skolnick||Education Yale University (1953)|
|Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada|
Books Justice without trial, Crisis in American institutions, Above the law, The New Blue Line: Police Inn, Family in Transition Plus MyS
Similar People Arlene Skolnick, Elliott Currie, B F Skinner
Jerome Herbert Skolnick (born in 1931) is a professor at New York University and a former president of the American Society of Criminology. He is also affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley. Skolnick has a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University.
Jerome Skolnick has argued that clearance rates demonstrate the reality of the criminal justice conflict model by encouraging police to focus on appearing to do their job, rather than on actually doing their job. This is a comparable argument to that regarding standardized testing, and "teaching to the test". Skolnick noted one incident where police coerced a man to confess to over 400 burglaries so that they could have a high rate of crime solving (clearance).
Writings by Jerome Skolnick
Most of his writings deal with criminal justice.
While attending Yale Law School, Jerome married Arlene Silberstein in New Haven, Connecticut. Jerome and Arlene had two sons, Michael and, guitarist for the band Testament, Alex Skolnick.
Both Jerome and Arlene are Jewish.