Penological and Preventive Principles: With Special Reference to Europe and America, and to the Diminution of Crime, Pauperism, and Intemperance, to Prisons and Their Substitutes, Habitual Offenders, Sentences, Neglected Youth, Education, Police, Statistics, Etc

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Wertheimer, Lea & Company, 1889 - Crime - 414 pages
 

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Page 395 - Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot...
Page 235 - In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Page 405 - Christ, to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known, by the church, the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord ; in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Page 304 - It shall be the further duty of such officer so far as the same is practicable, to visit the offenders placed on probation by the court at his suggestion, and render such assistance and encouragement as will tend to prevent their again offending.
Page 313 - ... imprisonment, before any Court, and no previous conviction is proved against him, if it appears to the Court before whom he is so convicted that, regard being had to the youth, character and antecedents of the offender, to the trivial nature of the offence and to any extenuating circumstances under which the offence was committed, it is expedient that the offender be released on probation of good conduct, the Court may instead of sentencing him at once to any punishment, direct that he be released...
Page 190 - ... safely be left to them to see that the payment from the gaol was properly lowered. But probably the most important advantage of all would arise from extending to this class of prisoners the system of release on licence under surveillance. Of all measures of punishment or prevention I consider this the most valuable. As a punishment, it is so slight that it may be continued for a long period. If twelve months of surveillance be equally disliked with one month of imprisonment, the one will keep...
Page 130 - It is insufficient to restrain the wicked by punishment, unless you render them virtuous by corrective discipline.
Page 8 - Tumble Nature heel o'er head, and, yelling with the yelling street, Set the feet above the brain and swear the brain is in the feet. Bring the old dark ages back without the faith, without the hope, Break the State, the Church, the Throne, and roll their ruins down the slope. Authors— essayist, atheist, novelist, realist, rhymester, play your part, Paint the mortal shame of nature with the living hues of Art. Rip your brothers...
Page 313 - ... imprisonment and no previous conviction is proved against him, if it appears to the court before which he is so convicted, that, regard being had to the age, character, and antecedents of the offender, to the trivial nature of the offence, and to any extenuating circumstances under which the offence was committed, it is expedient that the offender be released on probation of...
Page 78 - To secure the spirit and manner of administration sketched in the foregoing detail the most vigilant inspection and oversight are required. " The dark places of the earth are full of cruelty," and prisons are exceeding dark places in the sense of being screened from observation. Prison walls are as effectual in keeping critics out as in keeping culprits in. The class of officials who look upon the inmates of their institutions as mere subjects for discipline and severity have a thousand ways of evading...

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