Reports of the Directors of Convict Prisons on the Discipline and Management of Pentonville, Millbank, and Parkhurst Prisons, and of Portland, Portsmouth, Dartmoor, Chatham, Brixton, and Woking Prisons for Male Convicts ... Also the Convict Establishments at Gibraltar, in Western Australia, Tasmania, and New South Wales for the Year 1873

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Page vii - ... be looked for. Hence it follows that in some cases, even an ordinary emotion, in the absence of the moderating influence which a deliberative volition should exert, leads to the commission of acts as unreasonable and as destructive as those committed at the instigation of a violent emotional impulse, whose course an ordinary will is found to be incapable of resisting or con trolling.
Page i - Stopford, and H. Wakeford. Report of the directors of convict prisons on the discipline and management of Pentonville, Millbank, and Parkhurst prisons, and of Portland, Portsmouth, Dartmoor, Chatham, Brixton, and working prisons for male convicts, with Woking and Fulham prisons for female convicts; also the convict establishments at Gibraltar, in Western Australia, Tasmania, and New South Wales, for the years 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1878, 1881-82.
Page 433 - Gospel is still the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew as well as to the Gentile.
Page vii - ... punishment as ought to prove deterrent, is either an evidence of a strange indifference to pain, or else it shows that the impression left by the punishment, if it has not faded altogether, is at least so weakened as to be useless, even if recalled, when the individual is again about to commit himself; ie, the memory has no record of the pain, or the feeble residue which it preserves of it goes for nothing in the face of the emotion, or other cause of misconduct. Professor Bain, working out the...
Page vi - ... much result on themselves, but to carry out the principle of justice, and mainly to deter others. Such characters may probably be set down as in a certain sense mentally deficient. The following extracts from a paper by Dr. Nicholson in the Journal of Mental Science points out this peculiarity of the criminal mind, and supports the idea, which has been elsewhere broached, that the fact of certain prisoners being repeatedly reconvicted is no proof that the system of a prison is defective ; the...
Page vii - ... object of punishment is effected; and obviously if we could possibly arrive at the result that all convictions were reconvictions, and none of them first sentences, we should be in a fair way to putting an end to crime altogether. "And this quality of reflection is certainly feebly represented in criminals generally. Many of them do not, and some possibly cannot, comprehend their own position or...
Page vi - Prisons, 1873, contains the following observations: — "When everything has been done to deter from crime or reform the criminal there will still remain a certain class whom it is hopeless to influence, and who must be dealt with in course of law, not for much result on themselves, but to carry out the principle of justice, and mainly to deter others. Such characters may probably be set down as in a certain sense mentally deficient. The following extracts from a paper by Dr. Nicholson in the Journal...
Page 31 - All the ordinary precautions to frustrate suicide continued to be taken, and yet on the following night he succeeded in strangling himself by means of a bandage round his neck, tied to a looped sheet, in the bight of which he placed his feet, and by extension tightened the legature. The act was unexampled for cunning and determination.
Page 353 - By comparing the records of births, marriages, and deaths with those of the preceding year, it will be seen that the births have decreased by thirteen hundred and seventy (1,370), or 6.82 per cent.
Page 324 - Psoas, lumbar, and other abscesses Angular deformity ... Diseases of Tendons, Łe. ~™ Z i _ 1 _ ~~ — ^™ — ~ — 1 — Club foot .... Enlargement of bursts • Bursal abscesi ... _ _ — — — -- — _ "~ — "^ — "~ — ™" r . Medical Officer1» Report, 370 Pentonvitte Prison (Appendix).

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