Gresham Sykes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gresham Sykes

Sociologist and criminologist

Date of Birth: 26-May-1922

Place of Birth: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 29-Oct-2010

Profession: university teacher, sociologist, criminologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Gresham Sykes

  • Gresham M'Cready Sykes (May 26, 1922 – October 29, 2010) was an American sociologist and criminologist.
  • He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Princeton University and a Ph.
  • D.
  • at Northwestern University.
  • He taught at Princeton, Dartmouth, and Northwestern prior to becoming sociology professor at the University of Virginia.
  • Sykes's study of New Jersey State Prison has been described as a pioneering look at the issues faced by guards, as well as the pains of imprisonment encountered by inmates .
  • His most famous work is The Society of Captives, which is sometimes considered the first work in the genre of prison sociology.
  • He coauthored Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency with David Matza, published in the American Sociological Review in December 1957.

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