Michael Tonry was born in 1945 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. He earned his B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, before going on to graduate with an L.L.B. from Yale Law School.
Tonry is a leading researcher in criminal law. He published a paper with colleague David P. Farrington, in which they compared an increase in incarceration, with a decrease in crime in the United States, to the trends of other countries. He has taken positions against mandatory sentencing minimums, arguing that the data does not support their continued use.
He has written multiple books, including Malign Neglect: Race, Crime and Punishment in America and The Handbook of Crime and Punishment. He has previously served as president of the European and American Societies of Criminology and has been named a senior fellow in the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.
Now, he is founder and editor of Crime and Justice - A Review of Research. He is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Policy and a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute on Comparative and International Criminal Law. He is also the director of the Institute of Crime and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota.
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Michael H. Tonry, an American criminologist, is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School. He is also the director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on Crime and Public Policy. He has been a visiting professor of law and criminology at the University of Lausanne since 2001 and a senior fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement at Free University Amsterdam since 2003.
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