Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Joel Fort: Public health Pioneer, Criminologist, Reformer, Ethicist & Humanitarian

Interviewee(s):
Fort, Joel
Interviewer(s):
Crawford, Caroline
Title:
Joel Fort: Public health Pioneer, Criminologist, Reformer, Ethicist & Humanitarian
Abstract:
Early years in Ohio, 1929-1945; Ohio State University, University of Chicago, and medical school at Ohio State; early civil rights work; Center on Alcoholism (Alameda County) and the 1964 Supreme Court decision re public employees; campaigning for Congress in 1962; United Nations and World Health Organization assignments; teaching in the UC Berkeley Criminology Department; founding pioneer organizations in the 1960s and 1970s: Center for Special Problems, National Sex and Drug Forums, National Center for Solving Special Social and Health Problems (FORT HELP); participating in the Playboy panels; expert witness in the Manson, Hearst, Corona, Robert Alton Harris and other cases from the 1970s to the 1990s; teaching ethics and conflict resolution. Includes an interview with Maria Fort.
Subject area(s):
Advocacy and Philanthropy
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
1991 1992 1993
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11288937
Rights:
Fort, Joel. "Joel Fort: Public health Pioneer, Criminologist, Reformer, Ethicist & Humanitarian." Interview by Caroline Crawford in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1997.