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Herman Goldstein

December 8, 1931 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 88)


Herman Goldstein

Passed away on January 24, 2020, at the age of 88.

Dear father of Mark (Stephanie Melnick) Goldstein, David (Anne Walter) Goldstein, and Rahel Goldstein. Loving grandfather of Ellen, Abigail and Cara Goldstein; Vivian Goldstein; and Noah and Ari Greenlee.

Herman was passionate about family, community, and his Jewish heritage. He was a professor of over 40 years at the University of Wisconsin Law School, a world-renowned expert on policing, and founder of the concept of Problem-Oriented Policing. Prior to coming to the UW in 1964, he worked as executive assistant to Chicago police superintendent and reformer O.W. Wilson. In a career that spanned more than five decades, Herman would go on to change the way police look at crime. For this, he was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2018, an international award that has been called the Nobel Prize of criminology. Herman was also a long-time member of Beth Israel Center in Madison.

Funeral services will be held at Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound Street in Madison, on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, 1 Speedway Road, in Madison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Herman Goldstein fund at Beth Israel Center, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Dane County, or Porchlight of Madison (Solutions to Homelessness).


Funeral Service
January 26, 2020

11:00 AM
Beth Israel Center (Mound Street, Madison, Forest Hill Cemetery, Speedway Road)

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