In memory of
Julie Horney
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In memory of
Julie Horney
Horney, Julie STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Julie Horney of State College, passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2016, while swimming in Puerto Escondido, Mexico at the age of 68. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Osgood of State College; her children, Will Bernstein of Pittsburgh, and Ellen Bernstein of Portland, Ore.; and her brother, Jim Horney of Alexandria, Va. Julie was born on May 30, 1948, in Greensboro, N.C. to Julius and Mary Betty Horney. She graduated from McClenaghan High School in Florence, S.C. She received her B.A. with honors in psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1969 and her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of California, San Diego, 1973. Julie devoted her professional career to the field of criminology and criminal justice. In 2014, she retired as professor of criminology and sociology from Penn State University, University Park. She had served as dean of the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Albany, S.U.N.Y., 2002-2009. Julie spent much of her career as a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1975-2002) and she also taught briefly at Mercer University. In 1982-83 she was a judicial fellow of the Supreme Court of the United States. Julie was well known for her influential research on criminal careers, measuring crime and rape law reform. She was a fellow and past president of the American Society of Criminology and a recipient of its Herbert Bloch Award for service to the society and the profession. She had been a member of the National Consortium on Violence Research, the Board of Directors of the Police Foundation, the New York State Probation Commission and the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Julie was passionate about politics, social justice and civil liberties, and she loved music, gardening, travel and her wide circle of friends and family. A celebration of her life will be held from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to Music at Penn's Woods, the Arboretum at Penn State, or Everytown for Gun Safety.
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