Lloyd E. Ohlin

Date of Birth

January 1, 1918

Date of Death

December 6, 2008

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Lloyd E. Ohlin, aged 90, died peacefully at home in Santa Barbara surrounded by loved ones on December 6, 2008. Lloyd was born in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Lloyd had a distinguished career in academic work and public service. He received his BA from Brown University, his MA from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He worked as a sociologist for the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board and later he directed the Center for Education and Research in Corrections at the University of Chicago. He taught at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Harvard Law School where he taught and conducted research at the Center for Criminal Justice until his retirement as the Touroff-Glueck Professor of Criminal Justice, Emeritus. He was president of the American Society of Criminology, recipient of the Edwin Sutherland Award and the Bruce Smith, Jr. Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Lloyd served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He helped direct a program for President Kennedy’s Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime and served as Associate Director of President Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice.

Lloyd had many publications including Sociology and the Field of Corrections, and Delinquency and Opportunity (with Richard A. Cloward).

The family is especially thankful to Dr. Michael Bordofsky and Dirk and Laura of Hospice and to Gregory Arreguin and Julia Sanchez who gave so much comfort.

A celebration of remembrance will be held in Steuben, Maine at a later date. Donations will be welcome to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara (vnhcsb.org) or to the Great Auk Land Trust (P.O. Box 117, Milbridge, ME 04658).

Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary


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