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William Herbert Parsonage

William Herbert Parsonage, criminal justice educator.


  • Parsonage, William Herbert was born on January 21, 1936 in Minneapolis. Son of Charles William and Blanche Marion (Rue) Parsonage.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hamline University, St. Paul, 1961. Master of Arts, University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1963. Doctor in Applied Sociology (honorary), Glen Mills School Applied Sociology, Pennsylvania, 1981.


    • Police officer Shorewood, Minnesota, 1957-1961, Vermillion Police Department, 1961-1962. Probation/parole agent Minnesota Department of Corrections, St. Paul, 1962-1964, staff consultant, 1964-1967. Assistant professor law enforcement and corrections Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1967-1973, associate professor administration justice, 1973-1996, professor emeritus, since 1996, assistant dean College Human Development, 1984-1987, associate dean College Health and Human Development, 1987-1988.

      Consultant National Institute of Corrections, Washington, since 1988.


    • Author: Services to Delinquents and Families, 1970, Professional Experiences and Opportunities, 1971, Worker Safety In Probation and Parole, 1989. Author and editor: Alcohol Use: A Look At Basic Issues, 1969, Perspectives on Victimology, 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Church of Christ


    Member citizens committee President's Committee on Juvenile Deliquency and Youth Crime, 1966-1968. Member Pennsylvania Governor's Committee Juvenile Deliquency, 1972. Member Governor's Advisory Committee on Probation, Pennsylvania, 1986-1993.

    Staff sergeant Army of the United States, 1953-1956. Member World Society Victimology, Academy Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society Criminology (board directors 1975-1976), Chief Adult Probation Officers Association, Pennsylvania Prison Warden's Association.


    • Married K. Susan Hoerschgen, May 6, 1961. Children: David William, Mark Robert, Kara Lynn.
    • father: Charles William Parsonage
    • mother: Blanche Marion (Rue) Parsonage
    • spouse: K. Susan Hoerschgen
    • children: David William Parsonage
    • Mark Robert Parsonage
    • Kara Lynn Parsonage
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    Born January 21, 1936