Cressey, Donald Ray

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Cressey, Donald Ray Gender: M
born on 27 April 1929 at 23:20 (= 11:20 PM )
Place Fergus Falls MN, USA, 46n16, 96w04
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°26' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°22 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 23°28'


American sociologist, criminologist and author. He was a student and later the collaborator with Edwin Sutherland in publication of the "Principles of Criminology," 1955 and 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.


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1955 (First of multiple books published)

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher on which the year is clearly typed as 1929; however, Jim Gorham in 2004 writes to PT: I have 2 good sources which suggest the Dossier year of birth may be in error: 1) A University of California memorium for Donald Ray Cressey (1919 to 1987), Professer Emeritus, a sociologist who is credited with writing some of the books mentioned in the bio. PT speculates that the clerk in the birth records office mistyped year of birth as it is unusual for people to say they are born 10 years BEFORE their official birth time.

2) The California Death Index. Place of birth matches (Minnesota); month and day of birth match (April 27), but the year is again 1919.


  • Vocation : Law : Police (Criminologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Crime detection)