Individual Author Record
Name: Patrick Thomas MurphyPen Name: Patrick T. Murphy Genre: Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMurphy was born in Chicago and currently resides in the Chicago area.
Biographical and Professional InformationMurphy was Public Guardian of Cook County, Illinois, an office unique in the United States. He started his career as a state's attorney in 1964, but grew discouraged and opted for the Peace Corps. In 1967, he began working as a legal services lawyer. He was appointed public guardian in 1978, responsible at first for helping elderly people who were being abused by their relatives or in state institutions and later, in 1987, for neglected or abused children. He has received the Juvenile Justice Award of the American Bar Association and Criminal Justice Award of the governor of Illinois.
- Our Kindly Parent, The State: The Juvenile Justice System and How It Works, Viking, 1974
- Wasted, Ivan R. Dee, 1997
Titles At Your Library
Our Kindly Parent
ISBN: 0670531111 Viking Adult. 1974 A lawyer exposes the way the American juvenile justice system controls the lives of thousands of children through persons, hospitals, asylums, and homes for the retarded
Wasted: The Plight of America's Unwanted Children
ISBN: 1566631637 Ivan R. Dee. 1997 The public guardian of Cook County, Illinois, charges that the child welfare bureaucracy, designed to help children, is instead helping to destroy them. Murphy explains the facts and failures of the child welfare system―and offers solutions―better than any expert I've ever read on the subject....A first-rate read―poignant and instructive. ―Edward I. Koch