Albert Cohen And The Chemical Warfare Service

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Albert Cohen, born in Boston in 1918, where he spent the overwhelming majority of his life in academia. In 1939, he completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard, where he was greatly influenced by his professors, most importantly Merton at Harvard, and Sutherland at Indiana. He chose to leave the New England area for graduate school. Cohen attended Indiana University where he completed his sociology graduate degree in 1942, during a tenuous time for the nation and the world, was gripped in war both in Europe and the Pacific. Cohen opted to serve in the war efforts, and the United States Army commissioned him as a Frist Lieutenant where he led soldiers in the Chemical Warfare Service (Mutchnick et al., 1990). A decade after serving his country in the war effort, Cohen returned to Boston and his undergrad lama mater, Harvard University to earn his doctoral degree in sociology in 1951. Cohen taught at Indiana University, University of Connecticut, University of California at Berkley, and several other prominent institutions of higher learning over the course of his career. Additionally, he served at the managing editor of the American Sociological Review (Mutchnick et al., 1990). Cohen’s career as a criminological scholar was distinguished and he received numerous awards for his work. His most substantial contributions to the field related to his assessment of classism, delinquency, and gang culture. These are significant phenomena in the modern criminological…
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