BIDERMAN, ALBERT D., 1923-2003

Biography:

Research sociologist; college professor. Born– July 10, 1923, Patterson, N.J. Parents– Isaac and Celia (Silberstein) Biderman. Married– Sumiko Fujii, November 9, 1951. Children– Three. Education– New York University, A.B., 1947; University of Chicago, M.A., 1952, Ph.D., 1964. U.S. Army, WWII. Instructor in sociology at Illinois Institute of Technology, 1948-52.  research social psychologist at Maxwell Air Force Base, 1952-57; ; senior research associate at the Bureau of Social Science Research in Washington, D.C., 1957-86; American University Research Professor of Justice, 1986-.  Director, Crime Survey Research Consortium, 1979-86. Member American Sociological Association; American Association for Public Opinion Research; American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow); American Statistical Association (fellow); District of Columbia Sociological Society (President, 1965-66). Received the Steward A. Rice Merit Award from the District of Columbia Sociological Society, 1985. Died June 16, 2003.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; obituary, Washington Post.

Publication(s):

An Annotated Bibliography on Prisoner Interrogation, Compliance and Resistance. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1963.

Bibliography on Display and Communication; Literature and Films, Selected for Their Pertinence to Kinostatistics for Social Indicators. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1973.

The Criminal Record as a Social Problem. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1970.

Cultural Models of Captive Relationships. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1960.

Death as a Criterion in the Study of Extreme Captive Situations. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1961.

Information, Intelligence, Enlightened Public Policy; Functions and Organization of Societal Feedback. New York; s.n., 1969.

Interim Report of an Inventory of Surveys of the Public and Crime, Justice and Related Topics. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1971.

An Inventory of Surveys of the Public on Crime, Justice and Related Topics. Washington, D.C.; National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, 1972.

Kinostatics for Social Indicators. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1971.

March to Calumny; the Story of American POWs in the Korean War. New York; Macmillan, 1963.

National Goals and Statistical Indicators. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1963.

Recent Second-career Patterns of Military Retirees. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1973.

Report on a Pilot Study in the District of Columbia on Victimization and Attitudes Toward Law Enforcement. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1967.

Surveys of Population Samples for Estimating Crime Incidence. Washington, D.C.; Office of Law Enforcement Assistance, United States Department of Justice, 1968. (also published as the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Vol. 374).

Toward Improved Graphic Social Reporting. S.l.; s.n., 1974.

Joint_Publication(s):

An Analysis of 36 Competitive Procurements of Social Program Evaluation Studies. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1974.

A Competitive Evaluation Research Industry. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1972.

Data Sources on White-collar Law-breaking. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Department of Justice, 1980.

The Employment of Retired Military Personnel. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1966.

Historical Incidents of Extreme Overcrowding. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1965.

An Inventory of Surveys of the Public on Crime, Justice and Related Topics. Washington, D.C.; National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Government Printing Office, 1972.

Political Economies of Social Research; the Case of Sociology. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1968.

Self-perceived Social Value and Moral Qualities of One’s Work; Neglected Social Dimensions for Quality of Employment Indicators. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1976.

Social Scientist and International Affairs; a Case for a Sociology of Social Science. New York; Wiley, 1968.

Understanding Crime Incidence Statistics … New York; Spring-Verlag, 1989.

Editor:

Mass Behavior in Battle and Captivity; the Communist Soldier in the Korean War. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Toward an Agenda for Research on National Victimization Survey Statistics. Washington, D.C.; Bureau of Social Science Research, 1978.

Joint_Editor:

Measuring Work Quality for Social Reporting. Beverly Hills; Sage, 1976.