Portrait of Ernest van den Haag

Ernest van den Haag

1914 – 2002

Ernest van den Haag was born in Holland and came to the United States in 1940. He published a number of works, including The Fabric of Society, The Jewish Mystique, and Political Violence and Civil Disbedience. In 1975, he published Punishing Criminals: Concerning a Very Old and Painful Question… which established van den Haag as one of the leading voices in American criminology and led to his appointment as visiting professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York in Albany and as John M. Olin Professor of Jurisprudence and Public Policy at Fordham University.

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Watch the OLL Video The Intellectual Portrait Series: A Conversation with Ernest van den Haag

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