Nicholas Kittrie

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Nicholas Kittrie "is University Professor and Edwin A. Mooers Scholar at American University's Washington College of Law. Kittrie formerly served as counsel to the United States Judiciary Committee and Vice Chairman of the United Nations Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations on Crime and Justice. Founder and chair of the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on the Status of Minorities and other Communities, Kittrie is also Chairman of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Justice and Peace. Formerly served as director of research for the American Bar Association and past President of the American Society of Criminology, Kittrie is currently chair of the executive committee of KVK Communications Ltd. Previously, Kittrie has served as a consultant to the United States Vice President's Task Force on Combating Terrorism, Vice-chairman of the UN Alliance of NGO's for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and a consulting delegate to the Interpol General Assembly. Designated a Senior Fellow by the National Endowment on the Humanities in 1974, and 1979-80 Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice. Author of The War Against Authority: From the Crisis of Legitimacy To a New Social Contract, Rebels With A Cause: The Political Offender and the Rules of Resistance, International Crimes and Punishments: Selected Documents on International and Transnational Criminal Law and Procedure. Kittrie's other works include: The Right To Be Different: Deviance and Enforced Therapy, Crescent and Star: Arab and Israeli Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict, Sanctions, Sentencing and Corrections: Policy, Law and Practice and The Tree of Liberty: Rebellion and Political Crime in America. Dr. Kittrie's writings have earned him two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize, and a 1987 award for The Best Book in Law from the Association of American Publishers." [1]

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  1. Academic Council, Center for Global Peace, accessed July 28, 2007.