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Alper, Benedict Solomon, 1905-



  • Existence: 1905-06-28 - 1994-01-06

Biographical Note

A criminologist and political activist, Benedict Solomon Alper graduated from Harvard University in 1927 and attended the Harvard Institute of Criminal Law. During World War II he served in the United States Army and later was the first chief of the United Nations Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Unit. He came to Boston College in 1966. Alper was active in many organizations and wrote extensively on Criminology. He died in 1994.

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Benedict Solomon Alper papers

Abstract These papers document the scholarly work of Boston College sociology professor Benedict Solomon Alper, a specialist in criminology. Composed of professional and family correspondence, lecture notes, newspaper clippings, articles and conference papers, photographs, and memorabilia. The majority of the articles pertain to juvenile delinquency, the economics and psychology of crime, and prisons. The papers also include World War II correspondence between Alper and his wife, Ethel, and...
Restrictions on access Collection is open for research. Audio recordings on cassette have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room. Audio recordings on reel are not available for playback due to format impermanence and can not be reformatted by Burns Library at this time. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; when it becomes possible we will schedule...
Dates: 1926 - 1992