Allen, Francis A.

Allen, Francis A.

(1919–  ) legal educator, criminal justice consultant; born in Kansas City, Kans. A leading authority on criminal law and juvenile delinquency, he drafted the modern Illinois Criminal Code (1961). He chaired the Committee on Poverty and the Administration of Federal Criminal Justice during the Kennedy Administration and was a member of the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (1974–78). He was Dean of the University of Michigan Law School (1966–71), named professor emeritus (1986), then joined the faculty of the University of Florida in 1986. He was the author of the Decline of the Rehabilitative Ideal (1981) and other books.