- Category : 1919-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Alignment 1
American penologist, sociologist, and criminologist who made innovative contributions to the study of organized crime, prisons, criminology, the sociology of criminal law, white-collar crime.
He was a student and later the collaborator with Edwin Sutherland in publication of the "Principles of Criminology" (1955; reprinted in 1978). He conducted a pioneering study of trust violation, "Other People's Money" (1963) and in later studies, investigated the problem of organized crime and the Mafia, "Theft of a Nation" (1969).
Cressey died on 21 July 1987 in Solvang, California, aged 68.