The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All Concerned in Understanding Offenders

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Little, Brown, 1915 - Crime - 830 pages

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Page 447 - one who is capable of earning a living under favorable circumstances, but is incapable from mental defect, existing from birth, or from an early age, (a) of competing on equal terms with his normal fellows; or (6) of managing himself and his affairs with ordinary prudence.
Page 447 - a person so deeply defective in mind from birth, or from an early age, that he is unable to guard himself against common physical dangers.
Page 447 - one who, by reason of mental defect existing from birth, or from an early age, is unable to earn his own living, but is capable of guarding himself against common physical dangers.
Page 161 - has just proclaimed from his authoritative researches, " The physical and mental constitution of both criminal and law-abiding persons of the same age, stature, class and intelligence are identical. There is no such thing as an anthropological criminal type." As a matter of fact, it is easily seen that there are a few
Page 446 - adopted by the American Association for the Study of the Feebleminded in 1910. This body of experienced scientific workers agreed to use the word feebleminded as a generic term under which there should be the subclasses idiots, imbeciles, and morons
Page 52 - Investigation of an effective system for recording the physical and moral status and the hereditary and environmental conditions of delinquents, and in particular of the persistent offender; the same to contemplate, in complex urban conditions, the use of consulting experts in the contributory sciences.
Page 571 - Psychic constitutional inferiority may be recognized by chronic abnormal social and mental reactions to the ordinary conditions of life, on the part of one who cannot be classified in any of the groups of the insanities, neuroses, or mental defectives. The individual generally shows physical anomalies, either structural or functional.
Page 10 - Practically all confirmed criminals begin their careers in childhood or early youth. The fact of this remarkable early development of a definite tendency towards criminality was soon clear to us, both through observable trends in young offenders, and through the life histories of older delinquents. Experienced penologists all verify the fact of extremely early beginnings.
Page 348 - The likelihood that any mental state or act will occur in response to any situation is in proportion to the closeness of its inborn (instinct) connection therewith, to the frequency of
Page 152 - certain it is that, through not taking into account these other backgrounds of delinquency, such religious experience as most of our offenders have had has not proved thus sustaining. Many a parish would be bettered if the fundamental sources of misconduct were studied, enumerated, and treated in a scientific spirit.

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