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Otto Pollak
American sociologist

Otto Pollak

Otto Pollak
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Intro American sociologist
Was Criminologist
From United States of America
Field Social science
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1908
Death 18 April 1998 (aged 90 years)
Star sign Taurus
The details (from wikipedia)


Otto Pollak (30 April 1908 – 18 April 1998) was a writer and a professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

His most controversial and famous book was The Criminality of Women (1950), in which he suggested that women commit just as much crime as men, but that their crime is more easily hidden. Pollak further argued that the criminal justice system was biased by preconceptions about women and did not convict or sentence women as harshly as men. His empirical work has provided a starting point for criminology on women. His work has also been used in political debates, as some antifeminist or masculist groups have appropriated his work.

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