|Drop in Crime Rate Under Reno Assessed
Former U.S. attorney general Janet Reno was the honored
guest last March at a program featuring criminal law experts
who assessed the drop in national crime during her tenure.
Panelists at the two-day event included Fred Blumstein, a
Carnegie Mellon criminology professor instrumental in the creation
of the National Institute of Justice, and Geoffrey Fagan,
professor of law and public health at Columbia University.
Also participating were Lawrence W. Sherman, chair of
Penn’s Criminology Department, Richard Gelles, dean of the
School of Policy & Practice, and Michael A. Fitts, dean of Penn
Law School. The Law School has one of the country’s most distinguished
criminal law faculties, including Leo Katz, Stephen Morse
and Paul Robinson, who is regularly called upon to rewrite criminal
codes throughout the world. Penn Law and the School of Arts
and Sciences offer a dual degree in law and criminology.