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Cohen, Stanley [Stan] (1942–2013), sociologist and criminologist, was born on 23 February 1942 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the eldest son of Ray Cohen, a businessman who had arrived from Lithuania in the wave of immigration in the 1920s and 1930s, and his wife, ...

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Gitta Sereny (1921–2012) by Don Honeyman, 1996 © Don Honeyman / The Times / NI Syndication

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Sereny, Gitta (1921–2012), author, was born Gitta Serényi on 13 March 1921 in Vienna, the only daughter and younger child of Gyula (or Ferdinand) Serényi (d. 1923), a Hungarian landowner, and his wife, Margit, née Herzfeld (1890–1993), an actress. In 1926 her mother became engaged to ...

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Walker, David Maxwell (1920–2014), legal scholar, was born on 9 April 1920 at Woodbank, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, the son of James Mitchell Walker, then a bank clerk, later a bank manager with the Union Bank of Scotland, and his wife, Mary Paton Colquhoun, née...

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Young, William Stewart [Jock] (1942–2013), criminologist, was born on 4 March 1942 in Vogrie, near Gorebridge in rural Midlothian, some fifteen miles outside Edinburgh, the younger son of Walter Young, a brewer's yard foreman and lorry driver, and his wife, Margaret. The family moved to ...